‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1, but dis­ap­points

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Pelosi re­ceives rock star treat­ment at Clive Davis gala

The au­di­ence at Clive Davis’ white­hot gala in­cluded Bar­bra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Ka­reem Ab­dul Jab­bar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most re­quests to take a selfie.

Pelosi re­ceived rock star treat­ment Satur­day night from at­ten­dees at the an­nual pre-grammy event, which also fea­tured a stun­ning trib­ute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades.

Pelosi’s sar­cas­tic hand­clap and smirk to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump at his State of the Union ad­dress went vi­ral last week and launched hun­dreds of memes. So when Davis an­nounced that she was in the au­di­ence – Pelosi has at­tended in the past – she re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion, while some people even im­i­tated her now-fa­mous hand­clap.

At the top of the event and as she tried to exit, people asked to take self­ies, al­most cre­at­ing a line as Pelosi smiled through them all.

“The Lego Movie 2: The Sec­ond Part” was eas­ily the week­end’s top ticket-seller in the­aters over the week­end, but the film’s es­ti­mated $35 mil­lion haul came well shy of ex­pec­ta­tions.

The an­i­mated se­quel had been fore­cast to open with around $50 mil­lion. In­stead, it de­buted with about half the $69 mil­lion the 2014 orig­i­nal did, de­spite good re­views and an A-mi­nus Cine­mas­core.

In sec­ond was “What Men What,” star­ring Taraji P. Hen­son in a loose re­make of the 2000 Mel Gib­son comedy. It opened with $19 mil­lion.

The Liam Neeson thriller “Cold Pursuit” de­buted with $10.8 mil­lion.

– As­so­ci­ated Press


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