The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part disappoints at the box office

Everything isn’t quite as awesome as Warner Bros. would have been hoping for with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, with the follow-up to 2014 animated hit opening soft at the box office with a global weekend haul of just $53.2 million.

In North America, the sequel topped the box office ahead of competition from What Men Want ($19 million) and Cold Pursuit ($10.8 million), but its $35 million haul was well down from tracking estimates of between $45 and $60 million, and almost 50% lower than its predecessor.

Internationally, The Second Part pulled in an additional $18.2 million from 63 markets, where it was comfortably beaten by Universal’s animated offering How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($38.2 million from 46 markets).

With a budget of $100 million, not including marketing costs, it looks like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is going to struggle to turn a profit, and with last year’s The Lego Ninjago Movie
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