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