Warner Bros has confirmed the release dates for two Lego Movie spinoff pics and the sequel to its 2014 hit. The Lego Batman feature has been moved up to the February 10 slot, which the studio had set aside for an untitled film. The Lego Ninjago spinoff has been moved back to September 22, 2017, domestically, with international dates to follow. The Lego Movie Sequel will open May 18, 2018, a week earlier than originally slated. If that February date sounds familiar, that’s the weekend Warner Bros opened the first Lego Movie last year — February 7, to be exact — and scored a whopping $69M debut. It then went onto gross a domestic haul of $257.7M and another $211M internationally to bring its total worldwide cume to $468.7M. No wonder they are doing a number of spinoffs.
The Lego Movie Sequel has its new weekend to itself for now. The Lego Batman flick will go up against Fox’s The Mountain Between Us, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike. And Ninjago‘s lone competition that weekend is an untitled Sony movie. The studio announced the sequel and spinoffs in October.
“We are very excited about dating our upcoming LEGO animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warners. “These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come.”