The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is projected to open with $45 – $55 million according to early projections.
When The LEGO Movie was release in 2014, it opened to $69 million and went on to make $257.7 million in the USA. The success led to a slate of films being put into production, with The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part due to open on February 8. Now, Deadline reports that the film is projected to open to $45 – $55 million.
The LEGO Movie 2 will open alongside live action films including What Men want, Cold Pursuit and The Prodigy. The animated feature is expected to be the biggest opening of the weekend, with What Men want projected at $20 million, Cold Pursuit at $12 – 15 million and The Prodigy at $5 – 6 million.
If this proves accurate, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will open lower than the original film in the franchise and somewhere around where The LEGO Batman Movie landed – which made $53 million in its opening weekend. It will be way ahead of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, which had the lowest opening for the series so far at $20.4 million. With no further LEGO movies announced, the performance of this release is likely to determine the future production slate.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will be released on February 8, 2019.