The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie

Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by Jon Vitti
Story by
  • Mikael Hed
  • Mikko Pöllä
  • John Cohen
Based on Angry Birds
by Rovio Entertainment
Music by Heitor Pereira[1]
Edited by
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05) (Paris)
  • May 13, 2016 (2016-05-13) (Finland)
  • May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes[2]
  • United States
  • Finland
Language English
Budget $73 million[3]
Box office $349.7 million[4]

The Angry Birds Movie (or simply Angry Birds)[5] is a 2016 Finnish-American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly (in their directorial debuts)[6] and written by Jon Vitti.[7] The film was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage.[8] It was released in the United States on May 20, 2016, received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $349 million.[4][9]


On Bird Island, an island inhabited by flightless birds, the reclusive Red is sentenced to anger management classes after his temper causes a "premature hatching" of a customer's egg. Resentful, Red avoids getting to know his classmates Chuck, Bomb, Terence and the instructor Matilda. One day, a boat docks at the island's shore. It carries green-colored pigs, who claim to be peaceful explorers bringing offerings of friendship, and are accepted on the island. They introduce the birds to innovative technologies such as slingshots and helium balloons.

More pigs arrive and seemingly adjust to society, but Red becomes suspicious of their motives, as they slowly overwhelm the island. He recruits Chuck and Bomb to help him find Mighty Eagle, a giant bald eagle said to be the protector of the island, and the only bird that can fly, but who has not been seen for many years. They found him on top of Bird Mountain, but Mighty Eagle is now overweight, self-absorbed, and largely in retirement. Looking through the Mighty Eagle's binoculars, Red's group sees the pigs planting explosives around the island while the birds are at a rave party. They realize the party was a ruse to steal the birds' eggs. Red, Bomb and Chuck attempt to warn the other birds and stop the pigs, but the pigs escape and their explosives destroy the village. When the birds realize what happened, Red rallies them to let loose their anger and take back their eggs.

The birds construct a boat and sail to Piggy Island, where they find the pigs living in a walled city. Deducing the eggs are most likely in the central castle of the city, the birds (including Stella, Hal, and Bubbles who have smallish parts) attack and defeat the pigs by firing themselves into the pig village using their gifted giant slingshot. Red, Chuck, and Bomb make it to the castle and find the eggs in a boiler room, where the pigs plan to cook and eat them. Mighty Eagle arrives, having watched these events through his binoculars and had a change of heart, and carries the eggs out. As the birds escape, one egg falls out and rolls back into the castle. Red battles the pigs' king Leonard and retrieves the egg, escaping as the pigs' reserve of explosives blow up and destroy Piggy Island. Red reunites with the other birds as the rescued egg hatches, revealing three little blue birds (The Blues), and declared a hero while also being given a new house. He, Chuck, and Bomb are approached by Mighty Eagle, who claims that he wasn't lazy but instead deliberately made the birds lose faith in him so they could find faith in themselves. After a while, the birds rebuild his house, which he moved near the edge of the island and was eventually destroyed whenever a boat full of pigs arrived, and Red lets Chuck and Bomb move in with him.

During the credits, it is revealed that some of the pigs survived Piggy Island's destruction and have begun to hatch a new plan to steal the eggs, while a mid-credits scene reveals that the three blue birds that Red rescued use the rebuilt slingshot to launch themselves out to sea.



The film was officially announced in December 2012, although IGN noted that this was "After months of speculation" [14] The success of the Angry Birds Toons series which according to Rovio employee, Jami Laes, "validated" the idea of creating a feature film.[15] The first image from the film was revealed in October 2014 along with the ensemble cast, which includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage.[8] Gad at first declined to star in the movie, feeling it was too similar to his role as Olaf in the 2013 film Frozen but the director eventually convinced him to sign through a 30-minute "visual pitch".[16][17] The film's budget is estimated at $80 million (€75 million).[18] In addition, Rovio and Sony Entertainment will spend roughly €100 million for the marketing and distribution of the film.[18] Exact share was not disclosed, but Rovio will invest in the film over €100 million, which would make it the largest budget in the film industry in Finland, where its most expensive film was Big Game, a 2014 adventure film, made for €8.5 million.[18] Despite the massive budget, Rovio's CEO Mikael Hed stated that "it is the one that I don't ever lose any sleep over",[19] calling it "tremendously strong as a story".[19] During August 2015, Rovio announced that they were expecting to cut 250 jobs equaling 40% of the company. The only sector spared from the job cuts would be personnel working on the movie.[20]



The Angry Birds Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released May 6, 2016 (2016-05-06)[21]
Recorded 2016
Length 48:43
Label Atlantic

The Angry Birds Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[22] is the soundtrack album for The Angry Birds Movie. The album was released on May 6, 2016.[23]

Track listing

No. TitlePerformed by Length
1. "Friends[24]"  Blake Shelton 3:04
2. "I Will Survive[25]"  Demi Lovato 4:05
3. "Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)[26]"  Matoma[lower-alpha 1] 3:30
4. "On Top of the World"  Imagine Dragons 3:12
5. "Explode[27]"  Charli XCX 3:45
6. "Never Gonna Give You Up"  Rick Astley 3:34
7. "Rock You Like a Hurricane"  Scorpions[lower-alpha 1] 4:16
8. "Fight"  Steve Aoki 3:52
9. "Wild Thing"  Tone Lōc 4:25
10. "Sound of da Police"  KRS-One 4:18
11. "Behind Blue Eyes"  Limp Bizkit 4:31
12. "The Mighty Eagle Song[28]"  Peter Dinklage[lower-alpha 2] 2:06
13. "The Mighty Red Song[29]"  The Hatchlings 0:47
14. "Medley: Angry Birds Movie Score[30]"  Heitor Pereira 3:18

ATCO Records released the score on May 12, 2016.

  1. 1 2 Featuring uncredited Australian singer Leslie Green.
  2. Featuring Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, and Josh Gad.


The film was initially scheduled to be released on July 1, 2016,[31] but it was later moved up to a May 20 release date.[32] On September 23, 2015, the teaser trailer for the film was released onto YouTube,[33] and was shown two days later in theatres for screenings of Hotel Transylvania 2. Four months later, the official theatrical trailer for the film was again released onto YouTube[34] and was shown in theatres for screenings of Kung Fu Panda 3. A showing of the second trailer for theatres in Finland and cinemas in the UK was included in screenings of Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zootopia in Easter 2016.[35]

The film was released in Finland and the UK on May 13, 2016, and in the United States on May 20, 2016.


An estimated $300 million marketing effort helped promote The Angry Birds Movie, and along with its production budget, the spending has reached $400 million, making it the biggest-ever campaign for an animated Sony movie, according to executives at the company.[3] Sony's marketing campaign for the film began nine months before its release with the marketing campaign focused on the characters, their unique personalities and the humor of the voice cast via custom media promotions. Sony partnered with more than 100 partners worldwide including tie-ins with McDonald's, Citroën, Ziploc and Panasonic.[36] To help with the film's promotion, Rovio made a deal with The Lego Group to make a series of 6 Lego sets, scheduled for a spring 2016 release. A balloon themed after Red debuted at the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to promote the film.[37][38][39]

Home media

The Angry Birds Movie was released on digital HD on July 29, 2016 and on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16, 2016 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, with 4 Hatchlings shorts included.[40][41][42][43] The film topped the home video sales chart for the week ending on August 21, 2016.[44]


Box office

The Angry Birds Movie grossed $107.5 million in North America and $242.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $349.7 million.[4] Worldwide, it is the second highest-grossing video game film of all-time, behind Warcraft ($433.5 million).[45]

In North America, the film opened on May 20, 2016, alongside Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys and was projected to gross between $35–40 million, possibly going as high as $45 million, from 3,932 theaters in its opening weekend.[36][46][47] noted that the film has the benefit of being the only animated feature until Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory arrives in theaters on June 17.[47] Fandango reported that The Angry Birds Movie was the top selling film for the weekend, pacing in tandem with Hotel Transylvania 2.[36] It grossed $800,000 from its Thursday night previews[36] and $11 million on its opening day.[48] In its opening weekend it grossed $38.2 million, finishing first at the box office and marked the third biggest Sony animated opening of all time, behind Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2.[36][49] It also scored the second-best debut weekend ever for a video game adaptation, behind the $47 million debut of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.[50] It had a 51% drop in its second weekend after facing competition from X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass, grossing $18.7 million.[45]

Internationally, The Angry Birds Movie was released in the Philippines on May 11[51] and 74 other markets (63% of its total marketplace) on May 13, at least one week ahead of its US release. It finished first in 37 territories and second overall at the international box office behind Captain America: Civil War. Benefiting from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, it grossed $43 million.[52] In its second weekend, it added 9 additional territories including China, South Korea and the Netherlands and grossed $55.5 million from 83 markets.[53] Overall, the top openings for the film was recorded in China ($29.2 million), Russia ($5.7 million), the United Kingdom and Ireland ($3.1 million), Germany ($2.9 million), Mexico ($2.8 million) and Brazil ($2.7 million).[52][53] It opens next in Italy on June 15 and Japan on October 1.[53]

In terms of total earnings, the biggest markets outside North America are China ($75.8 million), United Kingdom ($15 million), Russia ($11.99 million), and Germany ($11.97 million).

Critical response

The Angry Birds Movie received mixed reviews from critics.[9] On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 43% based on 140 reviews; the average rating is 5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be – which may or may not be much of an endorsement".[54] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 43 out of 100 based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[55] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.[56]

Lindsey Bahr of The Associated Press gave the film a positive review by writing, "Ultimately, The Angry Birds Movie does a decent job exploring the merits of anger. It's no Inside Out, but it has heart and life, which isn't too shabby for any film – app or not".[57] Variety's Guy Lodge called the film: "A fast, fizzy and frenetically entertaining extension of the manic gaming franchise that, at its zenith, had children of all ages glued to their smartphone screens".[58] While Rafer Guzman of Newsday found the film's plot to be "pretty thin gruel", he thought the script was quite funny and that the animation was brightly colored and appealing.[59]

Glenn Kenny of The New York Times gave the film a negative review and overall said: "The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it".[60] In his review for TheWrap, Alonso Duralde wrote, "Let's be clear, then: The Angry Birds Movie isn't pointless because it's based on an app. It's pointless because it's pointless".[61] Stephen Whitty of the New York Daily News gave the film one out of five stars and overall said: "The Angry Birds Movie is just fowl".[62]


List of awards and nominations
Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Score – Animated Film Heitor Pereira Nominated [63][64]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Jason Sudeikis Nominated [65]
Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show "I Will Survive" by Demi Lovato Nominated


Rovio Entertainment is planning to make a sequel.[66] The film is currently in the story phase.


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