The Angry Birds Movie soars to No. 1 in the U.S. and China

They came, they saw... they flung themselves headlong toward movie theaters all around the world. With the dust of this weekend’s opening nearly settled, initial estimates show that the furious flock of The Angry Birds Movie have knocked over Captain America: Civil War to take over the coveted No. 1 position.

The film also shot to No. 1 in China, where the film debuted this weekend as well. Combined with box office performance from the previous weekend across dozens more territories across six continents, the film has now reached No. 1 in 44 markets and counting.

With strong word of mouth, an unprecedented digital-physical integration with Rovio’s latest mobile game Angry Birds Action! and no other animated films due to be released in the U.S. for another month, it appears that while the birds may have many reasons to be angry, the box office trajectory for their motion picture debut is not one of them. Thank you, fans! Keep on slinging!

 

 

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Kaisu Karvala

VP Communications & PR

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kaisu.karvala@rovio.com

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

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company. Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio 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 game 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 all over the world. www.rovio.com

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 one of 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 was released in May 2016 and the sequel for the animated blockbuster movie is planned to hit cinemas in 2019. www.rovio.com

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