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Lego Movie 2: Everything Is Not Awesome

Sequel wins the box office, but falls well short of expectations
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2019 11:16 AM CST
Lucy/Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, in a scene from "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part."   (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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(Newser) – The good news for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: The blockbuster's sequel won the weekend box office with a $35 million haul. The bad news: It fell far short of becoming a blockbuster in its own right, and short of its own expectations, which were more in the $50 million neighborhood, reports the AP. The original-recipe Lego Movie scored $69 million its opening weekend. Business Insider notes that the sequel had a solid 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In second place this weekend was What Men Want with $19 million, while Liam Neeson's Cold Pursuit opened to $10.8 million after no shortage of controversy around its star. (Read more box office stories.)

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