Universal Pictures took to Twitter to officially announce the release date for Pitch Perfect 3. The third – and maybe not final – film of the aca-awesome franchise will open in theaters on July 21, 2017. Yes, that’s too long to wait for another Pitch Perfect movie, but it’s actually slightly shorter than the wait between films one and two. The original Pitch Perfect arrived in theaters on October 5, 2012, grossing $20 million-ish between its first weekend in limited release and its first wide release weekend, domestically. Pitch Perfect 2, currently playing in theaters, opened to a $70+ million first weekend.
Moving forward on a third film was a no-brainer, based on the box office performance as well as audience and critical reaction to the sequel. And two of the films main characters – Beca and Fat Amy – will be back, with Anna Kendrick sharing a photo on Instagram and Twitter holding up three fingers with the caption: “Happening #3.”
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news last week that screenwriter Kay Cannon is currently working on a deal for the third film.
— #PitchPerfect2 (@PitchPerfect) June 15, 2015
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 15, 2015
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