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"The Lego Movie" Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]

Australia's Animal Logic VFX Studio Splits Into 3 Divisions

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Australia’s visual and digital effects studio Animal Logic is splitting into three specialist subsidiaries: a feature-animation division, a visual effects division, and a feature film development arm based in Los Angeles that will focus on developing a slate of animation. The studio has worked on several recently released animated features, […]

Awesomeness Continues for "The Lego Movie" with $31.45M in Week 3

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The Lego Movie continued its dominance at the US domestic box office, claiming the top spot for the third week in a row with $31.45 million in ticket sales (estimated). The number represents another relatively soft 36.9% drop from the prior week, and brings its cumulative domestic gross to $183.16 million. As with last week’s […]

She’s A Brick House: Lego 2 On The Way

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As is the movie studio modus operandi these days, your sequel must be announced either before the first movie has been released or shortly afterward and “The Lego Movie” is no different as Warner Bros waited all of two weeks after the release of “The Lego Movie” to announce that a sequel is now on […]

"The Lego Movie" Continues Box Office Domination with $50M in Week 2

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Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie took in $50.015 million in ticket sales in its second week of release, handily fending off competition from About Last Night and RoboCop, both premiering last week and both remakes of 1980′s movies. The ticket sales for The Lego Movie represent a 27.6% drop from the premiere weekend, which is […]

Everything is Awesome for "The LEGO Movie" with $69.11M Box Office in Debut Weekend

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Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie walled out all its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, with $69.11 million (estimated) in ticket sales. Its nearest competitor, Sony’s The Monuments Men starring George Clooney, came in a distant second in its debut weekend with $22.7 million (estimated) in sales. The opening is one of […]

Review: "The LEGO Movie" - If You Build It, They Will Come

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LEGO. Do I really need to say any more? The plastic interlocking building toy has been a favourite of generations of kids, winning awards and hearts in equal measure. Pretty much everyone alive today has fond memories of creative play with the stuff, myself included. So when I heard a big budget LEGO movie was […]

NY Times on Making of "The Lego Movie"

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The New York Times has spoken with The Lego Movie co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and animation co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) about the making of the new film. The article looks at the decision to fabricate the movie’s entire world out of Lego pieces, the decision process that led to selecting CGI (with […]

Forbes Magazine on "The LEGO Movie" Reviving Theatrical Warner Bros. Animation

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Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson has taken a look at The LEGO Movie, noting how the positive buzz on the eve of its release across demographic quadrants could be a harbinger for a surprise hit and a revival of fortunes for Warner Bros’ theatrical animation division. Among other factors, the movie is getting strong buzz across […]

The Lego Movie Trailer

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The trailer for “The Lego Movie” starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Will Arnett and set for release on February 7, 2014…

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