The Angry Birds Movie’s record breaking opening for an original animated film.
Rovio Entertainment & Sony Pictures THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE FLIES SKY HIGH INTERNATIONALLY – RECORD MAY OPENING FOR AN ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM.
The Angry Birds Movie landed in 74 markets this weekend, which represent an estimated 63% of the total international release. Grossing an outstanding $43M, the film knocked Captain America off the perch as the #1 film in 37 of these markets.
For the same nest of markets at current rates, and without the benefit of school vacations or holidays, The Angry Birds Movie outdistanced such big animated titles as The Croods (9%), SpongeBob SquarePants 2 (11%), The Lego Movie (20%), Rio (14%), and How to Train Your Dragon (45%). It was also roughly on par with Big Hero 6.
Strong critical reception and great word of mouth ignited the box office on Saturday as The Angry Birds Movie displayed huge increases from Friday, suggesting a long successful run for the film. Next weekend these birds will soar to even greater heights with highly anticipated launches in the U.S., Chinaand South Korea, followed by India on May 27 in English, Hindi and Tamil.
Performance to Date – Top Markets
Upcoming key market releases: S. Korea (19-May), China (20-May), India (27-May) Italy (15-Jun), Japan (1-Oct)