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Box Office Top 20: 'Lego Batman,' 'Fifty Shades' open on top

Three new openers dominated the box office this weekend — each with its own robust audience. The animated "Lego Movie" spinoff "The Lego Batman Movie" topped the charts with $53 million, slightly less than the studio estimates from Sunday, while the "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequel "Fifty Shades Darker" opened in second with $46.6 million.

"Fifty Shades Darker" didn't come close to the heights of the first film's $85.2 million debut in 2015 when Valentine's Day fell on a Saturday, but it still managed to entice a significant audience to the cinema. In third place, "John Wick: Chapter Two" earned $30.4 million — more than...