‘LEGO Movie 2’ Fails to Stack Up The LEGO Movie franchise is falling apart. Since the debut of The LEGO Movie exactly five years ago, the series of animated features based on the iconic toy bricks has seen diminishing returns at the box office. While The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opened better than The LEGO Ninjago Movie, the new installment came up remarkably short considering it’s a direct sequel to the very successful original. Has the novelty worn off?