In a recent interview, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara commented on the weaker than expected box office for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
While The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part has sold plenty of cinema tickets, it has not performed as expected, only doing around half the business that The LEGO Movie did when it was released in 2014. In an interview with LA Times, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara commented on the underperformance:
It didn’t do as well as tracking would’ve suggested, which was a little puzzling. The first movie was so fresh and so different. We need to continually rethink the experience, but the LEGO brand is incredibly strong. On the game side, it’s been an incredible franchise. We acquired [Lego video game maker] TT Games 12 years ago, and it really was a cornerstone of everything we’ve done in games.
Based on his answer, it sounds like more LEGO movies will be on the way – just perhaps after there has been time for a “rethink”. It also sounds like the video game franchise is still going strong, with the latest title in the series, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, launching this week.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is in cinemas now.
Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
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