The Angry Birds Movie is a huge success, so news of a sequel shouldn’t come as a surprise. Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the Finnish company behind the immensely popular “Angry Birds” mobile game, said on Wednesday that it plans a sequel to its most successful animation movie.
Rovio struggled to repeat the success with the sequels to the first Angry Birds game, which became the top mobile game app in 2011.
Rovio posted declining revenue for three years in a row and the company’s workforce reduced to 470 from 800 in 2014.
According to Rovio, that’s changing and the company’s games division enjoyed a 24% growth in revenue during the first half of 2016. The company said new game titles are also in development.
The Angry Birds Movie: Sequel
Now the developer is trying the same with the 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy movie based on its biggest franchise of the same name.
Reports VIA Box Office Mojo reveal that the first Angry Birds movie directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly (directorial debuts), made $346,917,138 worldwide with an estimated production budget of only $73 million.
While the film’s earnings prompt Rovio into making a sequel; the Angry Birds movie had mixed reviews from critics.
The Angry Birds Movie: Reviews
- Rotten Tomatoes Critics’ consensus said, “The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be – which may or may not be much of an endorsement.”
- The Associated Press said, “Ultimately, The Angry Birds Movie does a decent job exploring the merits of anger. It’s no Inside Out, but it has heart and life, which isn’t too shabby for any film – app or not.”
- The New York Times review said, “The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it.”
- TheWrap review said, “Let’s be clear, then. The Angry Birds Movie isn’t pointless because it’s based on an app. It’s pointless because it’s pointless.”
We have no other details other than Rovio CEO Katie Levoranta saying, ““We have started planning the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie.”
“The Angry Birds Movie” was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray as well as on digital HD in North America and Asia. Rovio said the movie is expected to hit Japanese cinemas in October.
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