The Wall Street Journal: ‘Lego Batman’ rises to top of strong weekend box office

Time Warner Inc.’s TWX, +0.22% Warner Bros. won a crowded and broadly successful weekend at the box office with a new movie featuring Legos, Batman, Robin, Superman, King Kong, villains from “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings,” and more.

“The Lego Batman Movie,” which made its debut to a healthy $55.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates, beat the sequels “Fifty Shades Darker,” from Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA, +0.16% Universal Pictures, and “John Wick: Chapter 2” from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. LGF.A, +1.28% , which also opened well with $46.8 million and $30 million, respectively.

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