Aug 1, 2019

Lego movie falls flat for Merlin Entertainment

The success of the Lego movie franchise has failed to strike twice for Merlin Entertainment which saw "Disappointing" sales at its Legoland theme parks. Merlin Entertainment said trade had been affected by "Limited momentum" from The Lego Movie 2 as well as poor weather earlier this year. Merlin Entertainment said that during the six months to 29 June, there has "Been limited trading momentum as a result of the film itself". By comparison, the first Lego film took $469.1m and significantly boosted at sales at Merlin in 2014. Overall, pre-tax profits at Merlin Entertainment fell to £34m from £43m on sales 8.1% higher at £763m..

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