A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully animated.
The studio’s two previous Smurfs films were hybrid affairs, mixing animation and live-action. The first was a hit, grossing $143 million domestic and $563 million worldwide in 2011. The sequel, released last year, slipped significantly with $71million domestic and $347 million worldwide.
The third Smurfs film is due out Aug. 14, 2015.