Box Office Milestone: 'The Lego Movie' First 2014 Film to Hit $400 Million Globally
The 3D animated movie has launched a new family franchise for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's The Lego Movie has marched past $400 million at the global box office, becoming the first film of 2014 to reach that milestone.
To date, the 3D animated family film, opening in early February, has taken in $248.3 million domestically and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday.
"The Lego Movie opened big and has maintained an impressive hold on the market, attracting new fans as well as repeat business from positive word of mouth. This latest milestone is a fitting testament to all the talented and dedicated people who put so much of themselves into this extraordinary film, and we congratulate them on their well-earned success," said Warners domestic distribution president Dan Fellman.
Added international distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, "The Lego Movie has been a strong competitor in the international arena, proving the appeal of unique, funny and creative storytelling across generations and cultures. We are confident it will continue to perform robustly in our overseas markets, including those yet to open, as people around the world discover it for themselves."
Lego Movie has made almost $100 million more than the No. 2 film of the year, Warners and Legendary's 300: Rise of an Empire ($314.5 million), although that film only opened in early March.
Warners partnered with LEGO System A/S in bringing the world's most popular toy line to the big screen. A sequel is already in the works.
Lego Movie has yet to open in all international markets, including Australia (April 3) and Germany (April 10).
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Lego Movie's voice cast is led by Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.