Feb 10, 2014 8:26 PM by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Lego Movie" snapped into place for moviegoers with a $69.1 million debut. The strong opening was the biggest yet of 2014 and assured Warner Bros. of a new animated franchise devoted to the interlocking toy bricks.
Also debuting over the weekend was George Clooney's "The Monuments Men," about Allied forces' effort to rescue artworks taken by the Nazis in World War II. It earned $22 million, according to final box office figures Monday.