Three years ago, when the original Angry Birds Movie debuted in theaters, it was able to deliver over $38 million in its first three days. However, the film’s sequel, which was directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice failed to attract big numbers to theaters this past week. The Angry Birds. Movie 2 could only make an estimated $10.5 million this weekend for a $16.2 million six-day performance. Additionally, the film brought in $29.3 million overseas, making its worldwide gross around $45.4 million.
The reviews, however, were quite positive. The film received a B+ score on Cinemascore playing to an audience that was 51% female, and 53% of audience were 25 or older. The film scored 76% on the review site Rottentomatoes.com.
Meanwhile, Disney’s Lion King shows no signs of slowing down with an estimated $11.9 million weekend, bringing its U.S. cume to $496 million, and its global tally to $1.435 billion. The pic is now the #9 worldwide release of all-time. Universal’s R-rated comedy Good Boys was the number one movie of the weekend with a $21 million opener.
The next big animated release Stateside will be Yu Yang’s Chinese blockbuster Ne Zha, which will released in 3D Imax theaters on August 29th, followed by a nationwide expansion on Sept. 6. The film, which will be released by Well Go USA Entertainment, has earned over $594 million in China, making its number one animated film of all-time and the number four most popular movie ever in the territory.