Tuesday, 14 February 2017

THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE BUILDS BOX OFFICE SUCCESS IN THE UK AND IRELAND


London, UK - 13th February 2017 – Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The LEGO Batman® Movie”, has taken the top spot at the UK box office earning £7,906m in its opening weekend including previews.

The film, which opened on 10th February, follows the success of 2014’s “The LEGO® Movie” which grossed £34,360,823 at the UK box office and $469.1 million worldwide.  In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—has continued to connect with audiences in his own big-screen adventure.

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.

Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne.  Zach Galifianakis (the “Hangover” films, “Muppets Most Wanted”) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.

“The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who worked together on “The LEGO Movie.”  Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis serve as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters from DC Entertainment.  Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.