LEGO Batman Movie tops domestic box office
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie won the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $55.6 million from 4,088 theaters, an average of $13,608 per location. While it doesn’t match the $69 million the LEGO Movie opened to in February of 2014, it’s a great start for a film that cost $80 million to make. The LEGO Batman Movie also opened in 60 international markets this weekend, grossing $37 million from 14,500 screens, for a worldwide total of $92.6 million. Receiving an A- CinemaScore from audiences, the Chris McKay-directed film features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.
Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from The LEGO Movie as the voice of the titular Dark Knight, alongside Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Chris McKay directed The LEGO Batman Movie from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie, produced the film along with Dan Lin.