The Lego Movie

Lego poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $251,779,672Details
International Box Office $173,200,000
Worldwide Box Office $424,979,672
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Synopsis

The LEGO Movie" is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 7th, 2014 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 17th, 2014 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For mild action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2298, 11/13/2013)
Keywords: 3-D
Source:Based on Toy
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

International Box Office: Rio 2 Rise, Soldier Surges Past Milestones

Rio 2 poster

Rio 2 raced to first place with $63.5 million on 20,008 screens in 65 markets for a total of $125.6 million after four weeks of release. This includes a first place debut in Mexico, where it earned $8.42 million on 2,627 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.97 million. This is about $3 million more than the first film's debut there. It also earned first place in Australia with $2.09 million on 278 screens, although this is weaker than its predecessor. It is still too soon to tell where it will finish internationally, as it has been doing better in some markets, but worse in others, when compared to Rio. That said, I think the studio should be happy overall. More...

International Box Office: Winter of Content

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

Captain America: The Winter Soldier remained in first place on the international chart with $109.8 million in 50 markets for a two week total of $209.4 million internationally and $304.4 million worldwide. The Winter Soldier is already ahead of the first Captain America internationally, and by this time next week, it will have $500 million worldwide, about 30% more than its predecessor's final figure. This week, the film opened in first place in a trio of major markets, led by China where it earned $36.23 million, which is just over $20 million more than the first film finished with in that market. Russia was next with an opening of $7.79 million on 1,685, or $1 million lower than the first film's final tally there. Finally there was Australia, where the film opened with $5.91 million, which is about 20% more than its predecessor opened with. As far as holdovers go, the film added $4.64 million in the U.K. for a total of $18.31 million there, which is already ahead of the first film's total. More...

International Box Office: Empire Conquers the World

300: Rise of an Empire poster

300: Rise of an Empire dominated the international box office earning first place with $87.8 million on 14,478 screens in 58 markets during its opening weekend of release. The film earned first place in Russia with $8.43 million on 1,441 screens. It only managed second place in France, but with a still strong $6.08 million on 454 screens. It also had a string of first place finishes in a number of other major markets, including South Korea where it made $5.49 million on 720 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.42 million. Brazil was next with an opening of $5.64 million on 869 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.92 million, while Mexico was close behind with $5.47 million on 2,048. Germany took in $4.75 million on 580 screens over the weekend for a very healthy debut of $5.23 million. The U.K. earned a similar result with $4.62 million on 487, but that is one of the weaker results given the size of the market. Other major markets include Spain ($3.69 million on 710 screens); Italy ($3.33 million on 580); and Australia ($2.91 million on 467). The film has yet to open in China and Japan, but given its start in these markets, it hardly matters how well in does in those. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: 2014 Rises Thanks to Empire and Peabody

300: Rise of an Empire poster

The box office weekend was a little stronger than expected with 300: Rise of an Empire earning $45 million while Mr. Peabody and Sherman earned $32 million. Overall the box office pulled in $143 million, which was 17% more than last weekend. It was also 2% more than the same weekend last year. Granted, that's not a lot. In fact, it is probably less than ticket price inflation. Then again, any win, even a close win, is amazing since we were up against Oz the Great and Powerful's massive opening last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has amassed $1.84 billion, putting it 11% ahead of 2013, which had earned $1.65 million by this point in the year. It won't be long till 2014 hits $2 billion and there are some pretty big hits coming out this summer to look forward to. More...

Weekend Predictions: Greeks and Persians vs. Peabody and Sherman

Mr. Peabody & Sherman poster

There are two wide releases this week, 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is opening in nearly 4,000 theaters and is earning better reviews, but 300: Rise of an Empire will likely open faster at the box office. The three holdovers in the top five, Non-Stop, Son of God, and The LEGO Movie, should also do well earning more than $10 million each over the weekend, so overall the box office should be strong. Unfortunately, this weekend last year, Oz the Great and Powerful earned just shy of $80 million over the weekend. There's no way either new release will match that. In fact, it is likely both new releases combined won't match that. 2014's winning streak will end, but not to panic, it still has a large lead and while March doesn't look great, April should be better. More...

International Box Office: RoboCop Rises to the Top

Robocop poster

RoboCop debuted in China this past weekend and that helped it climb into first place internationally with $30.2 million in 75 markets for a total of $136.0 million internationally after a month of release. The film opened in top spot in China over the weekend with $20.67 million. The film also remained in first place in Brazil with $2.4 million on 756 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.3 million after two. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Non-Stop Starts Fast

Non-Stop poster

Non-Stop led the way at the box office this weekend and like nearly every film in the top five, it beat expectations. Son of God did so well that it reached second place. Even The LEGO Movie had reason to celebrate, as it hit $200 million over the weekend. This helped the overall box office rise 7% from last weekend reaching $118 million. Meanwhile, this was 8% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $1.65 billion putting it 11% or $163 million ahead of 2013. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit's Journey Nearly at an End

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is nearly finished its international run and this week it debuted in China where it earned first place with 33.04 million 5,500 screens. The film is also playing in nine other markets, where it earned about $100,000 for a total weekend haul of $33.1 million. This lifts its totals to $637.1 million internationally and $893.7 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan this weekend and if it does well there, it could reach $1 billion worldwide. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Stop LEGO?

Non-Stop poster

It looks like The LEGO Movie will finally relinquish top spot. Non-Stop should lead the way atop the box office charts, but there are some who think Son of God will be a surprise hit. There certainly is precedent for that prediction. While it is the last weekend in February this year, the same weekend last year was the first weekend of March. Fortunately for 2014, the first weekend of March of 2013 was a bit of a disaster as Jack the Giant Killer opened with just $27 million compared to a nearly $200 million production budget. Worse still, no other movie topped $10 million over the weekend. I don't know if Non-Stop will top Jack the Giant Killer, but overall 2014 should come out ahead of 2013. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lego Adds Another Brick to Its Box Office Haul

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie completed the threepeat in a dominating fashion earning more than 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii earned combined. On the other hand, neither of those films were that impressive, so beating both of them might not seem like a real accomplishment. The overall box office took a tumble, which is expected for a post-holiday weekend, but it still fell a little more than I would like, down 37% to $111 million. This is 7% more than the same weekend last year, so 2014 continued its winning ways in the year-over-year race. In fact, 2014 extended its lead to $150 million or 11% and now leads 2013 by a $1.51 billion to $1.36 billion. More...

International Box Office: RoboCop Arrests the Competition

Robocop poster

RoboCop rose to first place with $35 million in 37 markets for a total of $70.28 million after three weeks of release. The film's biggest opening came from Russia where it earned first place with $5.72 million in 1,153 screens. It opened in second place in Mexico with $2.90 million on 564. It earned third place in South Korea with $3.67 million on 635 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.31 million. It slipped to third place in the U.K. with $2.53 million on 436 screens for a two-week total of $8.16 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Blow Up at the Box Office?

Pompeii poster

There are two wide releases debuting this week, Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill. Neither film were expected to be big hits and I originally predicted $35 million for both films. Now it seems low expectations have dropped even further. Neither film has a shot at first place, which should come as no surprise, but now it looks like the two films will be battling for fifth place. The LEGO Movie will remain supreme over the weekend and will not only crush the competition this week, but will crush the competition from last year as well. Last year the two new releases were Snitch and Dark Skies, but the box office was led by Identity Thief. There's a slim chance The LEGO Movie will earn more than those three films earned combined (roughly $35 million). Even on the low end, it will earn more than the top two films earned last year. 2014 will continue to dominate 2013 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lego Presides Over Presidents' Day

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie again crushed expectations earning almost as much over three-days as most people were expecting it to earn over four. The new releases were not as lucky for the most part. About Last Night and RoboCop matched expectations, while Endless Love and Winter's Tale missed lowered expectations. Overall, the three-day box office pulled in $170 million, which was 12% more than last week and 20% more than last year. Over four days, the total box office was $199 million, or 12% more than the four-day period last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has extended its lead over 2013 to 8.5% at $1.36 billion to $1.25 billion. More...

Per Theater Chart: In Love with the Top

Bei Jing Ai Qing Gu Shi poster

Beijing Love Story led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $18,708 in 9 theaters. This is surprisingly strong, given its weak reviews. Next up is the overall box office leader, The LEGO Movie, with an average of $13,204 and the overall second place film, About Last Night, was right behind with an average of $11,384. More...

Weekend Predictions: RoboCop Starts First, but Last Night should get Last Laugh

About Last Night poster

RoboCop opened on Wednesday, but failed to meet expectations, which leaves an opening for About Last Night to become the best of the new releases. Endless Love will also be competitive this weekend, meaning all three 1980s remakes could finish back-to-back-to-back. On the other hand, Winter's Tale could miss the top five. As for the holdovers, The LEGO Movie will crush all of the new releases and easily repeat as box office champion. By the end of business on Monday, it will have made enough money to cover its entire production budget. This time last year there were also four new releases, led by A Good Day to Die Hard. I think this year's new releases are a little weaker on average than last year's were' however, The LEGO Movie could make $50 million over the next four days, so it will carry 2014 to victory. More...

International Box Office: Frozen Outlasts Competition

Frozen poster

Frozen continues its impressive run earning first place with $24.0 million in 47 markets for totals of $545.1 million internationally and $913.7 million worldwide. It became the 28th film to reach that level and has already overtaken Finding Nemo for 27th place. The film opened in China with $14.11 million over the weekend, which was enough for third place over the weekend, which is good, but not amazing. On the other hand, it fell just 30% in South Korea adding $8.93 million on 1,375 screens over the weekend, lifting its total to $58.04 million after four weeks of release. At this pace, it should catch up to Despicable Me 2 in a couple of weeks, and depending on how it does in Japan, it could reach $1 billion worldwide. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: LEGO Earns Stacks Dollar Bills

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie didn't break the record for Biggest February Weekend, but it came close. The Monuments Men performed better than expected, but was still a very distant second place. On the other hand, Vampire Academy bombed, fully and completely. Compared to last week, even without The LEGO Movie, this week is almost better. With The LEGO Movie, this week is 76% better at $151 million. Compared to last year, The LEGO Movie opened with more than the top five made in 2013. Overall, the year-over-year growth was 46%. This is just a fantastic result no matter how you look at it. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $1.12 billion, putting it 12% ahead of 2013's pace. It is obviously still too early to declare 2014 the winner, but this is still a fantastic start. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cash for LEGO

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie not only earned the first place on the overall chart, but it was also the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. It earned an average of $18,291, nearly doubling the average of the second place film, Kids for Cash, which earned an average of $9,160 in 4 theaters. More...

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Weekend Predictions: Can LEGO Build an Audience

Lego poster

The first weekend of February should be the biggest with The LEGO Movie looking to dominate the box office, while The Monuments Men is expected to do respectable business over the weekend. The other wide release is Vampire Academy, which wasn't screened for critics. It is not aimed at a target demographic that cares about what critics think, but they still didn't screen the film for critics. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Identity Thief and Side Effects. The two films earned a combined $44 million during their opening weekend. The LEGO Movie will make more than that on its own. 2014 should easily win in the year-over-year competition. More...

2014 Preview: February

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Contest: Wings and a Prayer

While there are three wide releases next weekend, only one of them has a real shot at first place: The LEGO Movie. It is the only real choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, simply predict the opening weekend box office figure for The LEGO Movie.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the a copy of Wings on DVD.

Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Care Bears: Care-A-Thon Games on DVD.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

Chris Pratt    Emmet
Will Ferrell    President Business
Elizabeth Banks    Wyldstyle/Lucy
Will Arnett    Batman
Nick Offerman    Craggy
Alison Brie    Uni-Kitty
Charlie Day    Spaceman Benny
Liam Neeson    Bad Cop/Good Cop
Morgan Freeman    Vitruvius
Jonah Hill    Green Lantern
Craig Berry    Blake
Channing Tatum    Superman
Amanda Farinos    Mom
Keith Ferguson    Han Solo
Orville Forte    Abraham Lincoln
Dave Franco    Wally
Todd Hansen    Gandalf
Jake M. Johnson    Barry
Keegan Michael Key    Foreman Jim
Kelly Lafferty    Lord Business' Assistant
Chris McKay    Larry the Barista
Christopher Miller    TV Presenter
Graham Miller    Duplo
Doug Nicholas    Surfer Dave
Chris Romano    Joe
Chris Paluszek    Robot Foreman
Cobie Smulders    Wonder Woman
Jadon Sand    Finn
Melissa Sturm    Gail/Ma Cop
Jorma Taccone    Shakespeare
Billy Dee Williams    Lando
Leiki Veskimets    Voice of Computer
Anthony Daniels    C-3PO
David Burrows    Octan Robot
Shaquille O'Neal    Shaq

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Phil Lord
Director    Christopher Miller
Producer    Dan Lin
Producer    Roy Lee
Screenwriter    Phil Lord
Screenwriter    Christopher Miller
Story Creator    Dan Hageman
Story Creator    Kevin Hageman
Story Creator    Phil Lord
Story Creator    Christopher Miller
Executive Producer    Jill Wilfert
Executive Producer    Matthew Ashton
Executive Producer    Kathleen Fleming
Executive Producer    Allison Abbate
Executive Producer    Zareh Nalbandian
Executive Producer    Jon Burton
Executive Producer    Benjamin Melniker
Executive Producer    Michael E. Uslan
Executive Producer    Seanne Winslow
Executive Producer    James Packer
Executive Producer    Steven Mnuchin
Executive Producer    Matt Skiena
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Cinematographer    Pablo Plaisted
Production Designer    Grant Freckelton
Editor    David Burrows
Editor    Chris McKay
Composer    Mark Mothersbaugh
Co-Producer    John Powers Middleton
Animation Co-Director    Chris McKay
Associate Producer    Amber Naismith
Associate Producer    Will Allegra
Unit Production Manager    David Siegel
Assistant Director    Steve Day
Assistant Director    Cara McCastlain
Supervising Sound Editor    Wayne Pashley
Sound Designer    Wayne Pashley
Additional Editor    Robert Fisher, Jr.
Casting Director    Mary Hidalgo

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/07 1 $17,094,132   3,775 $4,528   $17,094,132 1
2014/02/08 1 $30,813,599 +80% 3,775 $8,163   $47,907,731 2
2014/02/09 1 $21,142,548 -31% 3,775 $5,601   $69,050,279 3
2014/02/10 1 $3,494,064 -83% 3,775 $926   $72,544,343 4
2014/02/11 1 $3,131,104 -10% 3,775 $829   $75,675,447 5
2014/02/12 2 $2,186,224 -30% 3,775 $579   $77,861,671 6
2014/02/13 1 $2,441,259 +12% 3,775 $647   $80,302,930 7
2014/02/14 2 $12,798,674 +424% 3,775 $3,390   $93,101,604 8
2014/02/15 1 $20,262,417 +58% 3,775 $5,368   $113,364,021 9
2014/02/16 1 $16,785,339 -17% 3,775 $4,446   $130,149,360 10
2014/02/17 1 $12,632,036 -25% 3,775 $3,346   $142,781,396 11
2014/02/18 1 $3,552,198 -72% 3,775 $941   $146,333,594 12
2014/02/19 1 $2,673,346 -25% 3,775 $708   $149,006,940 13
2014/02/20 1 $2,703,156 +1% 3,775 $716   $151,710,096 14
2014/02/21 1 $7,275,739 +169% 3,890 $1,870   $158,985,835 15
2014/02/22 1 $14,479,033 +99% 3,890 $3,722   $173,464,868 16
2014/02/23 1 $9,550,587 -34% 3,890 $2,455   $183,015,455 17
2014/02/24 1 $1,241,150 -87% 3,890 $319   $184,256,605 18
2014/02/25 1 $1,573,324 +27% 3,890 $404   $185,829,929 19
2014/02/26 1 $1,218,037 -23% 3,890 $313   $187,047,966 20
2014/02/27 1 $1,262,118 +4% 3,890 $324   $188,310,084 21
2014/02/28 3 $4,411,910 +250% 3,770 $1,170   $192,721,994 22
2014/03/01 2 $10,265,817 +133% 3,770 $2,723   $202,987,811 23
2014/03/02 3 $6,150,629 -40% 3,770 $1,631   $209,138,440 24
2014/03/03 3 $1,268,495 -79% 3,770 $336   $210,406,935 25
2014/03/04 3 $1,547,122 +22% 3,770 $410   $211,954,057 26
2014/03/05 3 $974,415 -37% 3,770 $258   $212,928,472 27
2014/03/06 3 $1,038,140 +7% 3,770 $275   $213,966,612 28
2014/03/07 5 $2,526,539 +143% 3,290 $768   $216,493,151 29
2014/03/08 4 $5,113,832 +102% 3,290 $1,554   $221,606,983 30
2014/03/09 5 $3,271,014 -36% 3,290 $994   $224,877,997 31
2014/03/10 4 $967,028 -70% 3,290 $294   $225,845,025 32
2014/03/11 4 $1,278,352 +32% 3,290 $389   $227,123,377 33
2014/03/12 4 $1,019,334 -20% 3,290 $310   $228,142,711 34
2014/03/13 4 $1,084,217 +6% 3,290 $330   $229,226,928 35
2014/03/14 6 $2,053,390 +89% 3,040 $675   $231,280,318 36
2014/03/15 5 $3,348,081 +63% 3,040 $1,101   $234,628,399 37
2014/03/16 - $2,299,838 -31% 3,040 $757   $236,928,237 38
2014/03/17 5 $613,470 -73% 3,040 $202   $237,541,707 39
2014/03/18 5 $663,615 +8% 3,040 $218   $238,205,322 40
2014/03/19 5 $548,032 -17% 3,040 $180   $238,753,354 41
2014/03/20 5 $483,320 -12% 3,040 $159   $239,236,674 42
2014/03/21 8 $976,506 +102% 2,501 $390   $240,213,180 43
2014/03/22 8 $1,851,799 +90% 2,501 $740   $242,064,979 44
2014/03/23 8 $1,320,939 -29% 2,501 $528   $243,385,918 45
2014/03/24 9 $410,776 -69% 2,501 $164   $243,796,694 46
2014/03/25 9 $531,008 +29% 2,501 $212   $244,327,702 47
2014/03/26 9 $440,152 -17% 2,501 $176   $244,767,854 48
2014/03/27 9 $430,866 -2% 2,501 $172   $245,198,720 49
2014/03/28 13 $722,908 +68% 2,001 $361   $245,921,628 50
2014/03/29 11 $1,424,274 +97% 2,001 $712   $247,345,902 51
2014/03/30 11 $870,878 -39% 2,001 $435   $248,216,780 52
2014/03/31 12 $249,284 -71% 2,001 $125   $248,466,064 53
2014/04/01 11 $283,183 +14% 2,001 $142   $248,749,247 54
2014/04/02 11 $232,465 -18% 2,001 $116   $248,981,712 55
2014/04/03 11 $224,591 -3% 2,001 $112   $249,206,303 56
2014/04/04 13 $360,091 +60% 1,350 $267   $249,566,394 57
2014/04/05 13 $629,795 +75% 1,350 $467   $250,196,189 58
2014/04/06 11 $412,395 -35% 1,350 $305   $250,608,584 59
2014/04/07 13 $121,079 -71% 1,350 $90   $250,729,663 60
2014/04/08 13 $130,765 +8% 1,350 $97   $250,860,428 61
2014/04/09 13 $103,304 -21% 1,350 $77   $250,963,732 62
2014/04/10 13 $95,039 -8% 1,350 $70   $251,058,771 63
2014/04/11 15 $120,194 +26% 610 $197   $251,178,965 64
2014/04/12 14 $216,110 +80% 610 $354   $251,395,075 65
2014/04/13 12 $165,729 -23% 610 $272   $251,560,804 66
2014/04/14 13 $58,005 -65% 610 $95   $251,618,809 67
2014/04/15 13 $91,968 +59% 610 $151   $251,710,777 68
2014/04/16 8 $68,895 -25% 610 $113   $251,779,672 69

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/07 1 $69,050,279   3,775 $18,291   $69,050,279 3
2014/02/14 1 $49,846,430 -28% 3,775 $13,204   $130,149,360 10
2014/02/21 1 $31,305,359 -37% 3,890 $8,048   $183,015,455 17
2014/02/28 3 $20,828,356 -33% 3,770 $5,525   $209,138,440 24
2014/03/07 4 $10,911,385 -48% 3,290 $3,317   $224,877,997 31
2014/03/14 6 $7,701,309 -29% 3,040 $2,533   $236,928,237 38
2014/03/21 9 $4,149,244 -46% 2,501 $1,659   $243,385,918 45
2014/03/28 11 $3,018,060 -27% 2,001 $1,508   $248,216,780 52
2014/04/04 13 $1,402,281 -54% 1,350 $1,039   $250,608,584 59
2014/04/11 15 $502,033 -64% 610 $823   $251,560,804 66

The LEGO Movie

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