Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have announced the release of the sequel of Sing.
25 December, 2020 will mark the day when Sing 2 will play on screens. The recently released Sing which is based on a singing reality show for animals, earned $428 million worldwide at the box office and is still in theatres after releasing on 21 December, 2016.
Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 which was scheduled to release on 13 July, 2018 has been pushed back a year to 3 July, 2019. The reason for the push is unknown as The Secret Life of Pets was a huge hit with a box office earning of $875.5 million, surpassing the $857 million of Walt Disney’s Inside Out.
Another one lined up in the Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ slate is Minions 2 which is pushed up a week from 10 July, 2020 to 3 July, 2020. Minions 2 will be Illumination’s highly anticipated feature considering the smash hit Minions was which rocked the box office with $1.159 billion.
For this year, Illumination has only Despicable Me 3 to offer on 30 June, which is only 14 days after Pixar’s Cars 3 (16 June, 2017). Despicable Me 3 releases a week prior to the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming which will release on 7 July, 2017.
Illumination’s only release of 2018 is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (9 November). Illumination and Universal have avoided 2018 for any major releases, which may be a good thing because it would have to compete with Walt Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 (9 March), Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 (15 June) and Walt Disney’s Gigantic (21 November).
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be up against Marvel’s and Sony’s untitled Spider-Man sequel which is slated to release on 5 July, 2019; while Sing 2 will clash with Sony Pictures Animation’s musical animated feature Vivo which is expected to release on 18 December, 2020.