Everything Is Still Awesome: The Lego Movie Wins Box Office For Third Straight Week
The Lego Movie bucked the trend that children’s toys make terrible movie premises (looking at you Battleship). Legos are no longer just a child’s play thing.
The movie starring Chris Pratt as an everyday construction worker, but in Lego form, has seen a remarkable response from both the critics and the box office.
The Lego Movie remained on top at the box office for the third consecutive week, bringing in more than $200 million worldwide and easily eclipsing its $60 million budget.
“We tend to take on projects that seem like a bad idea at the time,” co-writer/director Christopher Miller told USA Today.
Christopher and his writing/director partner Phil Lord are behind such surprising hits as Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and the big-screen adaptation of the 80s hit TV show 21 Jump Street.
“All we do is stuff that would seem to be terrible, and we count on low expectations,” Phil said. “And we exceed those expectations. Honestly, we like the challenge.”
The challenge will continue as Warner Bros. announced a Lego Movie sequel that will premiere on Memorial Day weekend in 2017.
Success of The Lego Movie bodes well for emerging movie star Chris Pratt who continues his transition from TV screen (Parks And Recreation) to silver screen this summer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
And because you can’t get it out of your head, here’s the film’s hit song Everything Is Awesome to enjoy again.