The Lego Movie 2 Underperforms At The Box Office

The first Lego movie was a critical and commercial hit when it released in cinemas back in 2014. However, The Lego Movie 2 sequel is out this month and it severely underperformed at the Box Office this weekend in North America.

As reported by Box Office Pro, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part only managed to gross $34.4 million in its opening weekend debuting in North America. This is a huge drop from the $69 million opening weekend that the first movie got.

The sequel even grossed less than the $53 million opening weekend The Lego Batman Movie got back in 2017. The reason for the movie underperforming so badly is a mystery at this point.

It does not look like that the audience hates the movie because its reviews are healthy at the moment. Its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently at 84% from critics and it has an audience score of 81%.

The Cinemascore for the movie is also an "A-" so there is positive word of mouth. I do find is strange that the film isn't getting as much money as initially projected by industry experts.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part didn't really face any stiff competition this weekend either. The only new releases this week were 'What Men Want' and 'Cold Pursuit' which grossed $19 million and $10.8 million in their opening weekend respectively.

Things aren't going to get much easier for The Lego Movie 2 because next week is the arrival of Alita: Battle Angel. The Robert Rodriguez directed movie is expected to top the Box Office in North America next week.

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