Box Office: ‘Angry Birds’ Flies Above ‘Captain America’ and ‘Neighbors 2’
“Angry Birds” is soaring above the competition this weekend in the U.S. box office. The movie based on the hit video game is set for a $40 million opening weekend.
Sony’s animated avian tale took off Friday with an opening day of $11 million at 3,932 locations. That was $2.3 million more than the 15th day of Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America” at 4,266 sites and Universal’s launch of “Neighbors 2” at 3,389 screens.
“Angry Birds” generated an A+ CinemaScore among the core under 25 audience. The film is set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – except for Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride).