BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audience enthusiasm continues to build for “The LEGO® Batman
Movie,” pushing the latest LEGO animated adventure to $202 million in
global box office after just two weeks in release. The announcement was
made today by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and
Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Scoring the biggest box office opening of 2017, the new film from
director Chris McKay and the team behind the 2014 blockbuster “The LEGO
Movie” took the top spot in its first weekend in North America, and
registered an A- Cinemascore. It ranked first again in its second
weekend, and has so far earned over $118 million on the domestic front.
It simultaneously made a robust debut in day-and-date engagements in 60
markets across Europe, Asia and Latin America. The film has maintained
the number one spot in the UK since its opening, and has continued to
hold strong overseas for an international cume of $84 million, to date.
Just as much a hit with critics as with fans, “The LEGO Batman Movie” is
Certified Fresh at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film will continue its international run in additional territories
yet to open, including Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.
In making the announcement, Kroll said, “We are proud and happy to mark
another resounding success for our LEGO film franchise. Congratulations
to our partners at the LEGO Group, to director Chris McKay and to the
multitude of talented individuals who made this film such an
extraordinary cinema experience for the whole family.”
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a
worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble –
LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big
changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from
The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante
thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten
“The LEGO Batman Movie” stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael
Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Chris McKay, it is
produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee. The
executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and
Brad Lewis. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna &
Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington; story by Seth
Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters
from DC. Batman is created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman is
created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association
with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment
production, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will be distributed by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
It will play in theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX. This film is rated PG for
rude humor and some action. www.legobatman.com
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