Early tracking in the Us suggests Warner Bros./Animal Logic’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will have a gangbusters opening in North America next month.
The sequel to the 2014 blockbuster is expected to rake in as much as $US55 million over the February 8-10 weekend.
That would easily beat that weekend’s competition, Paramount’s comedy What Men Want, a twist on the Mel Gibson 2000 comedy What Women Want starring Taraji P. Henson; Lionsgate’s actioner Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson; and Orion’s horror movie The Prodigy.
In unaided awareness among moviegoers, The Lego Movie 2 is tracking ahead of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet, according to Deadline.com.
The first movie opened on the same weekend in 2014, generating $69 million and finishing with $257.7 million in the Us and $469.1 million globally.