The long weekend saw a bevy of large budget releases hit the cineplexes with some doing absolutely abysmal numbers at the box office. Movies that were expected to do great, failed.
Both Fist Fight and A Cure For Wellness tanked and will probably be in the red for the studios. Word of mouth did not help the latter. Being pegged as visually disturbing, many chose not to see the gothic horror nightmare.
The Great Wall (third place) is estimated to take in $21 million for the four day haul while The Lego Batman Movie continued to topple and destroy its competition. The blockhead Caped Crusader flick is the number one hold out, continuing to build towards a ten day $100 million dollar cash out. Considering that kids are out of school for President's Day and had an extended four day weekend, this comes as no surprise. Fifty Shades Darker took the second spot by cashing in on just over $21 million.