19
Feb
2014

BOX OFFICE MILESTONE: ‘LEGO MOVIE’ ZOOMS PAST $200 MILLION WORLDWIDE

The Lego Movie raced past the $200 million mark at the global box office on Tuesday, less than two weeks into its run. Bringing the wildly popular toy line to the big screen for the first time, Lego has grossed $146.3 million at the North American box office and $60.4 million internationally, where it still [...]


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10
Feb
2014

MAKING ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’

The Lego Movie is entering theaters riding a huge wave of positive critical reviews— striking given the pervasive skepticism that has preceded its release. Producer Dan Lin talks with The Business contributor John Horn about how he pitched the movie idea to The Lego Group and once they were on board, he had to tune [...]


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09
Feb
2014

AT THE BOX OFFICE, LITTLE PLASTIC BRICKS HAVE LEGS

Sorry, George Clooney. Hollywood’s biggest star, at least for the moment, is a Lego. “The Lego Movie,” initially questioned by some film veterans as little more than an offering for very young children, stunned this movie capital over the weekend by snapping together about $69.1 million in North American ticket sales. That astounding result was [...]


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08
Feb
2014

LEGO REBUILDS FROM NEAR BANKRUPTCY TO BIG SCREEN

It may seem like a no brainer, but “The Lego Movie,” almost wasn’t. It took some major convincing from a Hollywood studio to get The Lego Group to cooperate, and make the film a reality. Michelle Miller reports.


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07
Feb
2014

LEGO MOVIE DESIGNED FOR MY KIDS: PRODUCER LIN

“The Lego Movie” Producer Dan Lin discusses the making of the film on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”


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05
Feb
2014

LEGO GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Kissing was a point of contention. “We had some kissing in the movie,” says Dan Lin, the producer of The Lego Movie. “It wasn’t lusty. When two minifigs kiss, there’s no tongue or anything. It’s just plastic kissing plastic, which we just thought was hilarious.” The Lego brand managers were less amused. “They warned us [...]


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02
Feb
2014

INSIDE THE ‘LEGO MOVIE’ PREMIERE WITH CHRIS PRATT AND WILL ARNETT

The vivid colors of Lego bricks brightened up Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood Saturday with the premiere of Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie. Actors, agents and execs love weekend premieres to which they can bring their kids and the studio didn’t disappoint. Warners took over a block (no pun intended) of Broxton Avenue, creating an enclosed [...]


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30
Jan
2014

BUILDING ‘THE LEGO MOVIE,’ ONE BRICK AT A TIME

“The Lego Movie” explores what may be the essential question of Lego building as it applies to life: Must you dutifully follow the instructions, or can you combine pieces creatively to make anything you dream up? In the animated children’s comedy, a repressive overlord (voiced by Will Ferrell) is so maniacal about controlling the residents [...]


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30
Jan
2014

‘LEGO MOVIE’ EMPOWERS FISH WISH FOR PRODUCER’S SON

Dan Lin produced The Lego Movie with Roy Lee for Warner Bros, but he will cede the stage this Sunday to his 9-year-old son Miles. The kid persuaded his father to allow him to organize a charity screening, with tickets at $50 a pop, to get an early peek at the family film. Miles is [...]


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28
Jan
2014

‘LEGO MOVIE’ CAN SAVE WARNER BROS. ANIMATION

One of the more amusing news bits to come out last week was the announcement that Walt Disney would be releasing a special “sing-along” version of Frozen into theaters on January 31st, 2014. What’s amusing is that it’s exactly one week before the debut of Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie. Now a sing-along version of [...]


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