The Angry Birds Movie flocks to first place worldwide

The Angry Birds Movie flocks to first place worldwide

The Angry Birds Movie flocks to first place worldwide

Written by Staff Writer

23 May, 2016 | 5:09 pm

Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation‘s The Angry Birds Movie opened to a strong $94 million at the worldwide box office this weekend. Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the 3D-animated film earned an estimated $39 million in its opening weekend in 3,932 North American theaters, for an average of $9,919 per theater. The film started its international rollout on May 11 and its worldwide total is now $150 million.

Featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage, The Angry Birds Movie was directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis from a script by Jon Vitti. The adaptation of the popular games cost about $73 million and was fully financed by Rovio. The Angry Birds Movie received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

As far as the newcomers, The Nice Guys finished last, with the Shane Black-directed film earning $11.3 million in the fourth spot. Starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the Warner Bros. release opened in 2,865 theaters and averaged $3,934 per theater. The film received a CinemaScore of B- from audiences.

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