“The Lego Batman Movie” was the most popular movie in the United States and Canada  over the four-day holiday weekend.

The children’s film was expected to sell $42.5 million in tickets during the Friday-Monday period, according to figures provided Monday by industry analysts at comScore. That’s a two-week total of $107 million for the Warner Bros. release.

Second place went to a more adult film, the S&M sequel “Fifty Shades Darker,” which took in $23 million for a two-week domestic total of $91 million.

“The Great Wall” took third place with $21.6 million in its debut weekend, while “John Wick: Chapter Two” was fourth with $19.1 million and the comedy “Fist Fight” finished fifth with $14.5 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies in the North American market for President’s Day weekend were “Hidden Figures” ($8.7 million), “Split” ($8.3 million), “A Dog’s Purpose” ($7.4 million), “La La Land” ($5.4 million) and “Lion” ($5.1 million).

—City News Service


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