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Everything is awesome for 'Lego Batman' at the box office; at Universal's 'Great Wall,' it's not so great

Everything is awesome for 'Lego Batman' at the box office; at Universal's 'Great Wall,' it's not so great

A talking building-block toy proved tougher than Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” at the box office over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, as “The Lego Batman Movie”  from Warner Bros. finished first and raked in an estimated  $42.5 million in the U.S. and Canada.

The animated “Batman” parody, now in its second week,  saw its total domestic gross rise to $107 million. International ticket sales are estimated at about $72 million.  That’s for a film with a production budget of about $80 million.

Coming in at No. 2 for the weekend was Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel inspired by the bestselling E.L. James novels, which dropped sharply...

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