'The Lego Movie' reaches $200 million milestone

Feb. 21, 2014 at 5:44 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- "The Lego Movie" has passed the $200 million milestone at the worldwide box office, less than two weeks after its release, Hollywood's Warner Bros. said.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Dan Fellman, the studio's president of domestic distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of international distribution.

Featuring the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson, the film made its North American debut Feb. 7. Forbes magazine said the movie's budget was about $60 million.

"'The Lego Movie' is everything we hoped it would be, and then some: a big, fun, movie-going experience for the whole family," Fellman said in a statement. "Congratulations to the phenomenal voice cast and to directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee for their unwavering commitment to bringing this ambitious project to the screen.

"We are thrilled by the overwhelming response and early word-of-mouth that has made this movie a must-see, and we have every expectation that this is just the beginning of a long and successful run."

"In addition to congratulating the talented filmmakers and cast, we also want to thank The Lego Group and our partners at Village Roadshow for helping to make 'The Lego Movie' such a tremendous success," Kwan Vandenberg said. "The Lego brand has captivated generations with a focus on discovery and imagination. By bringing those ideals to the big screen in such a fun and exciting way, 'The Lego Movie' speaks to kids and adults the world over, and we believe enthusiasm will remain high as the film continues its international roll-out."

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