“The Lego Movie” is expected to be a big hit when it opens this weekend
Warner Bros. has already begun work on a sequel to “The Lego Movie,” the upcoming animated film based on the popular kids’ toys, according to two individuals with knowledge of the studio’s plans. Jared Stern, who wrote “The Internship” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” is working on the script with Michelle Morgan (“Girl Most Likely”).
Advanced market research indicates “The Lego Movie” will be a huge hit, grossing upwards of $40 millon this weekend. It should breeze to a win at the box office over fellow new releases “the Monuments Men” and “Vampire Academy.”
Warners is already counting the unhatched chickens. (But why not? What with market research and sterling reviews.)
If it does well and its two list-mates (Frozen, The Nut Job) have any kind of hold, we'll see three animated features in the Box Office Mega Ten.