Sony’s Angry Birds movie pulled in $16.6 million million on Saturday at the US box office, a healthy 52 percent increase from Friday’s $10.9 million. Deadline, which supplied the box office figures, said the animated film could make between $38.8 million and $39.5 million for the entire weekend, once Sunday’s figures come in.
This would be the third best start for a Sony animated movie, following Hotel Transylvania 2 ($48.5 million) and Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million).
Check back with GameSpot tonight, as we’ll update this post with Sunday’s box office numbers when they are finalized.
Reviews for the Angry Birds movie have been mixed. GameSpot’s review had this to say:
“Like the game it’s based on, the Angry Birds film feels like a distraction. A good animated movie straddles the line between entertaining adults with sly asides, engaging children with energy, and tieing it all together with a compelling story,” reviewer Justin Haywald said. “Angry Birds fails on every count, instead crafting a tale that’s nonsensical even by its own internal logic and just plain boring from beginning to end.”
It’s not the first video game movie this year and it won’t be the last. The Ratchet & Clank film opened in April, while the next Dead Rising film, Endgame, comes out on June 20 through streaming sites. After that, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creedpremieres in December.