Warner Bros.’ animated superhero comedy The LEGO Batman Movie has grossed $92.6 million in its opening weekend around the globe.
The film grossed $55.6 million domestically to finish the weekend in top spot at the box office ahead of fellow new releases Fifty Shades Darker ($46.8 million) and John Wick: Chapter 2 ($30 million), and setting a record for the biggest opening of 2017 to date. It added a further $37 million from 60 international markets, although it could not take the worldwide crown, with Fifty Shades Darker pulling in a total of $146.9 million worldwide.
“The LEGO Movie launched a franchise and LEGO Batman is a standalone that’s part of this family,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. This result shows the immense interest in each of these LEGO movies. We have The LEGO Ninjago Movie in September, and later on The LEGO Movie Sequel. It’s an exciting future for this franchise.”
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. 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.
The LEGO Batman Movie is out now and sees Will Arnett reprising his role as The Caped Crusader from The LEGO Movie alongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as The Joker, Ralph Fiennes (Spectre) as Alfred, Billy Dee Williams (Batman) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Jenny Slate (The Secret Life of Pets) as Harley Quinn and Mariah Carey as Mayor McCaskill.