Sony/Rovio Entertainment’s The Angry Birds Movie 2 is no longer nesting in the post-Labor Day frame of Sept. 6 next year; a time when New Line/Warner Bros.’ It: Chapter Two will suck all the air out of the box office. Rather, the Thurop Van Orman-John Rice directed animated sequel will fly on Aug. 16.
The first movie released in May 2016 made $352.3M worldwide, $107.5M of that coming from U.S./Canada.
Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis, Josh Gad, Eugenio Derbez, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Peter Dinklage, Danny McBride provide voices in part 2.
On its new release date, Angry Birds 2 is up against Global Road’s Playmobil, Universal’s R-rated comedy Good Boys.
There’s buzz that Nicolas Pesce’s Grudge, another vital Sony genre reboot, is bound to move, but right now, it’s staying put on Aug. 16.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.