Box Office: ‘Angry Birds 2’ Slingshots to $2.6 Million on Opening Day

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Angry Birds 2’ Slingshots to $2.6 Million on Opening Day
The Angry Birds Movie 2,” Sony’s animated sequel based on the phone app and video game, collected $2.6 million when it opened on Tuesday.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Angry Birds” got a jump on the weekend and is expected to earn $16 million to $18 million during its fist six days of release. Unless “Angry Birds 2” exceeds expectations, the movie could arrive well below the first film, which debuted with $38 million and ended its theatrical run with $352 million worldwide. On the plus side, “Angry Birds 2” carries a $65 million price tag, slightly less than the first movie’s $73 million budget.

In the sequel, the feathered protagonists team up to save Bird and Piggy Islands after advanced weapons threaten their home. The voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Leslie Jones.

The Angry Birds Movie 2” is hardly this weekend’s only new release. On Friday, Universal’s raunchy comedy “Good Boys,
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