In its first week on release, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie has earned £3.46 million, knocking the critically lauded Blade Runner 2049 from the top spot. Despite not wowing critics in the same way as its predecessors, ticket sales have been healthy enough to see the animated feature in the top spot.
The debut is less than half the bows of the previous two Lego outings in the UK which both opened around the $10.6m (£8m) mark, with The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie going on to take $45.6m (£34.3m) and $35.8m (£26.9m), respectively.
Warner Bros. and the LEGO Group will undoubtedly be disappointed that this latest release is not proving as successful as expected. That said, the LEGO range based on the movie is one of the company’s most impressive ever, with anecdotal accounts suggesting that it is performing well.