After topping box office, `Lego Movie` sequel set for May 2017

Reuters| Updated: Feb 22, 2014, 04:22 AM IST

Los Angles: After becoming the top-grossing movie released in 2014 so far, 'The Lego Movie' will be reassembling for a sequel scheduled for May 26, 2017, movie studio Warner Bros said on Friday.

'The Lego Movie' voiced by an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks, opened with $69.1 million in its first weekend earlier this month and is expected to top the box office for a third consecutive time this week.

So far, the film has grossed more than $150 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales.

No further details on the sequel were given.

The computer-animated "Lego Movie" brought to life a universe made entirely from Lego`s interconnecting construction blocks, as plastic characters including Batman, a pirate and an astronaut come together to save their world from being permanently glued together.

The movie has been heavily marketed by both Time Warner Inc`s Warner Bros studio and Denmark`s privately held Lego Group, which has produced Lego sets tied to the film and a behind-the-scenes "Lego Movie Experience" attraction at Legoland in Southern California.