UK box office takings for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part were around half those of the 2014 original in its opening weekend.
While The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part topped the UK box office in its opening weekend, as it did in the USA, it took significantly less than The LEGO Movie did back in 2014. The original film took £8,051,140 in its opening weekend, while the sequel only took £4,015,000 – despite the 2019 film reportedly having a much larger budget.
“We are very happy to see the overwhelming support for The LEGO Movie 2,” said Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Eire and Spain. “It’s what fans have come to expect from the extraordinary LEGO film franchise. The combination of comedy, adventure and fun, and the return of such beloved characters as Emmet and Lucy, is irresistible and we are confident that The LEGO Movie 2 will continue to entertain audiences in the weeks and months ahead.”
After similarly disappointing takings in the USA, Warner Bros. will be hoping that upcoming school holidays give the film’s ticket sales a boost.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is in cinemas now.