Warner Bros. has announced that The LEGO Movie has surpassed $200 million in the worldwide box office.
The animated juggernaut, released on February 7 in the United States, to universal critical acclaim and went on to make $69.1 million in its opening weekend. That’s the second largest February opening of all time behind The Passion of the Christ’s $83.8 million which debut in 2004 according to Box Office Mojo. It currently sits at $149 million at the domestic box office not even two weeks after its debut. Adding in international territories has pushed The LEGO Movie to a current total of $206.7 million on a budget of $60 million.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelming response and early word-of-mouth that has made this movie a must-see,” says Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. “We have every expectation that this is just the beginning of a long and successful run.”
President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, added, “By bringing those ideals to the big screen in such a fun and exciting way, ‘The LEGO Movie’ speaks to kids and adults the world over, and we believe enthusiasm will remain high as the film continues its international roll-out.” The LEGO Movie has yet to reach Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Australia, and Japan.
The LEGO Movie has already had a sequel greenlit with Jared Stern (The Internship, The Watch) and Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely) writing the screenplay.
We adored The LEGO Movie, and are incredibly happy with the film’s success. Read our review right here.