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On This Day in Pink History… 13th November 2011, Pink attended the Happy Feet 2 premiere

On This Day in Pink History… 13th November 2011, Pink attended the Happy Feet 2 premiere

In 2011, the sequel to Happy Feet was released. Starring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Pink.

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

Pink replaces Brittany Murphy as Gloria, due to her death in 2009. Coincidentally, Pink sang a cover version of ‘Tell Me Something Good’ for the first film which can be heard in the opening credits.

The film grossed $64,006,466 in the United States along with $86,000,000 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $150,403,134.

On its opening weekend, Happy Feet Two earned $21,237,068 while playing on 3,606 screens. This was barely half of the $41,533,432 that the first Happy Feet made on its opening weekend in November 2006. Approximately 50% of Happy Feet Two ’s box-office take came from the 2,825 screens that showed it in 3D. Thus, when adjusted for ticket price inflation, Happy Feet Two achieved less than 45% of the attendance figures of its predecessor. Major box-office prediction websites were almost unanimously predicting an opening weekend of $35 million – $45 million, so Happy Feet Two ’s box-office performance has thus far been underwhelming. Among 2011’s animated films, Happy Feet Two ’s opening weekend ranks 8th. Kurt Orzeck of the Vancouver Sun has reported that “due to the poor performance of Happy Feet Two, 600 of the 700 employees at the Sydney-based Dr. D. Studios, the digital production studio behind the animated movie, have reportedly received their walking papers.”

Soundtrack:

The songs Happy Feet Two Opening Medley, Bridge of Light, and Under Pressure/Rhythm Nation are led by Pink

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