|By PR Newswire||
|February 17, 2014 09:47 AM EST||
LONDON, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
BIGGEST UK OPENING WEEKEND OF 2014.
"The LEGO® Movie," the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and LEGO System A/S is at the top of the UK box office this weekend with an awesome opening of £8 million*. The film, which opened on February 14th also exceeded all expectations in the U.S., with a record-breaking opening of $69.1 million.
Master builders flocked to cinemas in the UK making The Lego Movie the biggest opening of 2014 to date. In the U.S., the film broke records including the biggest opening of the year and becoming the Studio's biggest-ever opening for an animated film.
"We're tremendously excited to see 'The LEGO Movie' resonate in such a big way with cinema audiences," said Josh Berger, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros UK. "LEGO has fascinated and entertained generations, and we're thrilled that children and adults alike have responded to the film's celebration of fun and creativity"
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller ("21 Jump Street," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"), it stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
Directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller also wrote the screenplay, from a story by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. "The LEGO Movie" is produced by Dan Lin ("Sherlock Holmes," "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") and Roy Lee ("The Departed," "How to Train Your Dragon"). The executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman; and co-producer John Powers Middleton. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Pablo Plaisted, production designer Grant Freckelton, editors David Burrows and Chris McKay, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh. Emmy Award winner Chris McKay ("Robot Chicken") also serves as animation co-director.
"The LEGO Movie" is a Warner Bros Pictures Presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Vertigo Entertainment/Lin Pictures Production. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. theLEGOmovie.net
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Notes to editors:
The UK opening weekend of £8,0333 million includes £2.55 million of previews.