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How Housemarque is turning to its past for its future

Even if the city of Helsinki didn't have a decent claim to being the capital of video games, it's certainly got a decent shout of being where the real capital is. Rovio's success is legendary, its setbacks in recent years washed over...Show More Summary

VR Experience From McDonald's Lets You Watch Life-Size Angry Birds Take Over a Restaurant

McDonald's has partnered with Sony and Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, to create a 360-degree video promoting the upcoming feature film The Angry Birds Movie. The 60-second spot puts the viewer in the center of a McDonald's restaurant,...Show More Summary

From iPhone To Silver Screen: 'Angry Birds' Director On Translating Rovio's Hit Game

The Angry Birds flock: (L-R) Director Clay Kaytis, producer Joe Cohen, director Fergal Reilly and voice star Jason Sudeikis (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images) The cinematic debut of Angry Birds recorded a screeching $39 million at the box office this weekend, making it the second-highest video game opening [...]

The company behind Angry Birds desperately needs the movie to be a hit

It looks like the "Angry Birds" movie is a hit: it grossed more than $150 million in its opening weekend, and knocked "Captain America: Civil War" off the top of the U.S. charts. That's a nice boost for Rovio, which has been struggling to come up with another hit game since the Angry Birds craze peaked. Show More Summary

The Angry Birds Movie just made $150 million and gave Rovio a vital lifeline in the process

"The Angry Birds Movie" has just given ailing Finnish gaming startup Rovio a vital lifeline. Rovio, traditionally a mobile gaming company, has had a tough time over the last couple of years, cutting 213 employees last October and losing its CEO last December. Show More Summary

'Angry Birds' dethrones 'Captain America' while 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys' finish last

Captain America and Iron Man found their match at the weekend box office in a group of furious fowl. Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment's "The Angry Birds Movie" dethroned "Captain America: Civil War," the comic book mashup from Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel Studios, while new releases “Neighbors...

‘Angry Birds’ Nesting At $39M+ No. 1 Opening, ‘Sorority Rising’ To $22M+, ‘Nice Guys’ Ahead Of Target With $11M

4TH WRITE-THRU, Saturday AM: Sony/Rovio’s The Angry Birds Movie is coming in toward the top of its weekend projections with a FSS north of $39M opening after scoring an estimated $10.9M Friday. While industry projections saw a weekend that was potentially higher on Friday, Sony’s conservative estimates were right on the nose. Show More Summary

Friday Box Office: 'Angry Birds' Slingshots To $11M, 'Neighbors 2' Snags $8M, 'Nice Guys' Earns $4M

'Angry Birds Movie' image courtesy of Sony As expected, Columbia/Sony'sThe Angry Birds Movie flew to the top of the Friday box office charts yesterday. Rovio Entertainment's $73 million animated feature earned $11 million yesterday, besting Captain America: Civil War(around $8.75m for the day). That puts it right in the upper-tier comfort [...]

How Rovio's 'Angry Birds' Went From The iPhone To The Silver Screen

Studios making terrible movies based on video games, with Super Mario Bros. at the top of the flagpole. Here's how the guys behind the new Angry Birds movie avoided the same pitfalls.

The Angry Birds movie has a bonus level that involves using your phone in the theater

I uh...don't hate this idea? So the Angry Birds movie (that hits theaters tomorrow) is actually doing pretty okay critically, and this extra tidbit involved that makes this video game adaption a bit more gamey. According to Rovio, attendees can unlock a special level called "Piggy Island" by whipping out their phones during the film. Show More Summary

Josh Gad Gives 10 Reasons Why Families Should See ‘Angry Birds’; Thumbs Up ‘Ghostbusters’ 2nd Trailer

Josh Gad aka Olaf the snowman from Frozen and most recently Chuck the hyperactive yellow canary from Sony/Rovio’s The Angry Birds Movies took to Facebook today with various reasons why families should go out of their way to see his new...Show More Summary

The Angry Birds Movie

It's based on the cheapo video game app that rose out Finland's Rovio Entertainment  in 2009 to lock kids of all ages to their smartphones in rapt revenge mode. The Angry Birds Movie is both a big-screen, 3D attempt to cash in on a huge mobile app phenom and a...

World's first app-turned-movie reveals why those birds are so dadgum angry

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This weekend Hollywood is about to make history with The Angry Birds Movie, the first feature film ever to be based on a smartphone app. The Angry Birds bird-slinging game, made by the Finnish company Rovio, has enjoyed over 3-billion downloads of its various versions since it first launched in 2009, and is the most downloaded game of all time. Show More Summary

‘Captain America’ To Step On ‘Angry Birds’, ‘Neighbors 2’ & ‘Nice Guys’ – Box Office Preview

From here on in, every weekend during the summer is going to be crowded, with an average of three movies opening per weekend. This Friday, there’s Sony/Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds, Universal’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Warner...Show More Summary

Sony and Rovio hope $400-million promotional blitz will help 'Angry Birds' soar

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The "Angry Birds" video game has been an object of obsession for celebrities, public intellectuals and government officials.  And now Sony Pictures Entertainment and game developer Rovio Entertainment are hoping to turn the addictive mobile app into a much needed summer box-office hit. Sony, which...

Financing 'Angry Birds' Film Is Gamble for Rovio

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company behind “Angry Birds,” is financing the $73 million movie with its own cash instead of licensing its characters to a Hollywood studio.

'The Angry Birds Movie' slingshots to the top of the international box office before US release - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Finnish powerhouse Rovio has chalked up the number 1 spot in 37 markets with the film, making $43 million on its opening weekend.

‘Angry Birds Movie’ Is Part of App Developer’s Big Picture

Rovio, maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, is aiming to compete with big filmmakers through its animation unit.

Angry Birds maker Rovio bets nest egg on 3D movie

Rovio Entertainment is hoping to revive the cool of its widely-known but aging Angry Birds franchise with an animated 3D Hollywood film. ||| Helsinki - Finnish smartphone games maker Rovio Entertainment is hoping to revive the cool of...Show More Summary

Rovio Soft-Launches 'Angry Birds Goal!', a Spinoff of 'New Star Soccer' Starring the Angry Birds Crew

With 'The Angry Birds Movie' right around the corner I have a feeling we'll be in for an Angry Birds-palooza of new games and merchandise to hype the release of their big screen debut. It's not even been two weeks since Rovio did the worldwide launch of the pinball-esque Angry Birds Action! [Free], but they're

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