The Angry Birds Movie launches into theaters across North America and China

Today’s the day! The Angry Birds Movie is out now in wide release in movie theaters across North America and China.

The highly anticipated 3D animated comedy arrives after the successful international release last weekend across dozens of territories in Europe, the Middle East and South America, where the film slingshotted to No.1 in 42 markets and earned 43 million USD at the box office.

The film, produced by Rovio Animation, is released in theaters in the U.S. by Columbia Pictures and in China by 1905 Pictures.

About The Angry Birds Movie

In the 3D animated comedy  The Angry Birds Movie , we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis,  We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses ), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since  Frozen ), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride,  This Is the End, Eastbound and Down)  have always been outsiders.  But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph ( Bridesmaids, Sisters ), Bill Hader ( Trainwreck, Inside Out ), and Peter Dinklage ( Game of Thrones ), as well as Kate McKinnon ( Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters ) , Sean Penn ( Milk, Mystic River ) , Tony Hale ( Veep, Arrested Development ), Keegan-Michael Key ( Key & Peele ) , Hannibal Buress ( Daddy’s Home, Broad City ) , Ike Barinholtz ( Neighbors, Sisters ), Tituss Burgess ( Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ) , Jillian Bell ( 22 Jump Street ), Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”), Danielle Brooks ( Orange Is the New Black ), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song “Friends." The film also features brand new music from Demi Lovato, Charli XCX, Matoma, and Steve Aoki. The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.

About Rovio Animation

Rovio Animation creates and distributes family-friendly animation properties for audiences worldwide. Rovio Animation distributes content through ToonsTV, the multi-channel video entertainment app available on iOS, Android and Apple TV. In addition, Rovio Animation manages the licensed consumer products business based on the globally known Angry Birds franchise, as well as the licensing and publishing of other properties.  The Angry Birds Movie  is Rovio Animation's first full-length feature film.

About Us

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., based in Espoo, Finland, is the creator of Angry Birds™, the casual mobile game that changed an industry and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded series of games of all time, it is a renowned entertainment brand that has branched out into animation, licensing and more. The Angry Birds Movie is out now around the world. www.rovio.com

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