The LEGO Movie is one of my favorite films of the year, and I’m glad it was such a huge hit. Although it may be a bit of stretch to call it a sleeper since it wasn’t a tiny indie, the movie still far surpassed expectations. Speaking to directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller at the press junket for their new movie, 22 Jump Street, they agreed that they were taken aback at the movie’s smash success. “That first weekend, everyone was shocked,” says Lord. “We had crazy hopes, but there was no sense that it was going to make almost $70 million that weekend. And we were mixing that movie in January.”
Hit the jump for more about their reaction to The LEGO Movie‘s success, the popularity of “Everything Is Awesome”, their heavy involvement in The LEGO Movie 2, when they hope to have the first draft completed, and more.