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Happy News For Angry Birds: A Sequel Is Being Planned

Finnish game maker Rovio made a big bet on The Angry Birds Movie, and it seems to have paid off.

“We have started planning the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie,” Rovio chief executive Kati Levoranta said in a press release earlier this week. No other details were offered by the company.

The Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly-directed film has earned $347 million globally since its release last spring, making it the fifth-highest worldwide-grossing animated feature in 2016 to date. Rovio Entertainment reported that even before the profits from the film had been accounted for, the company was profitable in the first half of 2016 with 76.4 million Euro in revenue during that period.

“With the excellent performance of our games portfolio and the fantastic movie, the Angry Birds brand is flying high and we are seeing positive EBIT and cash flow development, while fulfilling our mission to create world class entertainment,” said Levoranta. “We currently have several exciting new games and other projects in development, including new IP.”

The Angry Birds Movie will open in Japan October 1. The film released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 16 in the United States, and most of Europe will get home video releases in September.

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