‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?
Steven Mnuchin had a great weekend.
Friday, the choice of the secretary of the Treasury took a step closer to confirmation.
Then his latest film won first place at the box office.
Mnuchin is the executive producer of Warner Bros. ‘”The Lego Batman Movie”, which drew about $ 55.6 million from the American public during its opening weekend.
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The kid-friendly spin-off of “The Lego Movie” of 2014 easily beat its sizzling competitor, Universal “Fifty Shades Darker.”
The 2015 “Fifty Shades of Gray” sequel, based on a series of best-selling love novels, debuted at $ 46.8 million in the United States.
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Mnuchin has been listed as a producer or executive producer on 34 films in recent years, including “Suicide Squad” last summer, which grossed $ 786 million worldwide.
He also produced “The Lego Ninjago Movie”, another Lego franchise spin-off that will hit theaters this fall.
Mnuchin is expected to be the Secretary of the Treasury by then.
Last Friday, following a vote of 53 votes to 46 to break a democratic filibuster, Mnuchin must decide definitively at 7 p.m. before the Senate. Monday.
– Frank Pallotta of CNNoney and Ashley Killough of CNN contributed to this story.
CNNMoney (New York) First published February 12, 2017: 5:39 p.m. ET