Angry Birds flies to top of US box office
The Angry Birds movie has flown to the top of the US box office. The movie, based on the best-selling app, took in $39m in its opening weekend, topping Captain America: Civil Warr off the top spot.
The film cost around $70m to make but has already taken in over $150m worldwide according to Sony Pictures. The movie features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride.
“It’s very difficult turning a video game property into a successful movie,” said Josh Greenstein, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution. “To use a bad pun, we are flying high.”
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Seth Rogen's new comedy sequel, Neighbours 2: came in third, taking in $21m at the box office.