After the success of “The LEGO Movie” in 2014, which went on to an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song (“Everything Is Awesome”), two spinoff sequels have now debuted. First up, “The LEGO Batman Movie” was a box office triumph when it debuted in February, quickly becoming one of the highest grossing films of 2017. And now the newest film, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” has just been released to great fanfare. Which “LEGO Movie” is your favorite so far? Vote in our poll below.
Besides that Oscar nomination, “The LEGO Movie” also went on to great successes at other awards shows three years ago. The film won Best Animated Feature prizes at the BAFTAs and the Critics’ Choice Awards and was also nominated in that category at the Golden Globes. In fact, when the Oscars overlooked “The LEGO Movie” in the Best Animated Feature category, it was one of the most shocking snubs of the year. “The LEGO Movie” earned a jawdropping $257 at the domestic box office and scored an 83% at Metacritic and a 96% at Rotten Tomatoes.
While “The LEGO Batman Movie” didn’t score as high with critics — 75% at Metacritic and 91% at Rotten Tomatoes — it still earned respectable numbers. Its $175 million domestic box office also makes it one of the few genuine money-makers of this dismal 2017 calendar year. Will Arnett returned to provide the gravelly voice of Batman in this animated, tongue-in-cheek “LEGO” spinoff.
“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” was just released last weekend, earning $20 million so far in the U.S. Its critical ratings are far off from the previous two films, with Metacritic giving it a 55% and Rotten Tomatoes bestowing it with a 53%. The movie is based on the LEGO Ninjago toy line and doesn’t tie in to the previous two films. Notable voice talents include Dave Franco and Justin Theroux.
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