Full of suspense and thriller, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has been leading the box office worldwide at $100 million ever since its worldwide launch.
The Lego Ninjago Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by Warner Animation Group.
Rounding out the top tier are Mother! at No. 6 with $3.26 million, Friend Request at No. 7 with $2.4 million, The Hitman's Bodyguard at No. 8 with $1.9 million, Stronger at No. 9 with $1.7 million and Wind River at No. 10 with $1.3 million.
After getting roughed up by critics, The Golden Circle will likely debut below the $41.8 million four-day total pulled in by its predecessor over Presidents Day weekend in 2015, but above the original's Friday-Sunday total of $36.2 million.
Golden Circle, the sequel to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service, was expected to bring in at least $40 million on its opening weekend. Earlier projections pegged the opening above $30 million.
As well as the niche appeal of NINJAGO, with anyone who is not a child or a LEGO fan relatively unaware of the theme, it is the second feature from the series in a year which may have led to franchise fatigue.
"It" is now the highest-grossing horror film of all time, not accounting for inflation, with $266.3 million thus far.
CBS Films and Lionsgate's "American Assassin" is tracking for the fourth spot this weekend with $6.2 million from 3,154 locations. With earnings totalling $22.3 million, the romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon as a newly single woman whose life changes when three young men move into her house. It's also on pace to add an estimated $61.2 million from 55 global markets this weekend.
Focus Features' "Victoria and Abdul" is opening to $152,000 from four spots, including a great showing at the Paris theatre in NY.
"There was never any expectation I would make money so it was (encouragement) to go and do what makes you happy and I think they felt I was good at it, and that was lovely to have that support", he said.