An American computer-animated musical comedy movie titled Sing 2 will be released in 2021; Illumination produced it, and Universal Pictures handled distribution. Garth Jennings wrote, co-directed, and starred in this Sing (2016) sequel with Christophe Lourdelet. Among the ensemble cast members who return from the original film are Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennings, and Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, and Nick Offerman. In the follow-up, new characters are spoken by Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Adam Buxton, Bono, Spike Jonze, and Bobby Cannavale Sing 2 includes songs by various musicians, most of which are performed diegetically, just like the first movie. The plot picks up after the previous movie’s events when Buster Moon and his crew performed in Redshore City to win over an industry heavyweight and secure the version of a reclusive rock star.
ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLOT OF SING 2
Buster Moon is prospering with his new theatre sometime following the first movie’s events. However, Suki, a talent scout, is unimpressed and informs him that he would fail in Redshore City, the area’s entertainment epicentre. Buster gathers the singers who participated in his previous show, inspired by Nana Noodleman and travels to Redshore to create an impression. They successfully smuggle themselves into Jimmy Crystal’s audition. Gunter recommends a space-themed sci-fi musical, including songs by Clay Calloway, a legendary rock artist. The latter hasn’t been seen in 15 years, as Jimmy isn’t interested in Buster’s initial show idea. Jimmy gives the show the go-ahead after becoming intrigued and presuming Clay will be a part of it. He instructs them to launch the programme within three weeks. In the course of the play, Rosita has a fear of heights and is unable to continue in her role.
SHOWCASING THE CAST OF SING 2
Buster Moon, a cheerful koala who owns the New Moon Theatre, is played by Matthew McConaughey. Reese Witherspoon plays Rosita, a pig who once dreamed of being a musician but has already given up her aspirations to become a devoted housewife and the mother to 25 piglets. Taron Egerton plays Johnny, a young gorilla who fled his father’s criminal organisation to pursue a career as a singer and pianist. Scarlett Johansson plays Ash, a young porcupine punk rock musician. Jimmy Crystal, played by Bobby Cannavale, is a media billionaire and a cunning wolf who owns Crystal Entertainment. Meena, a teenage elephant with a beautiful singing voice who previously overcame terrible stage anxiety, is played by Tori Kelly. Gunter, a passionate dancing pig Rosita’s dance partner, is played by Nick Kroll. Halsey plays Porsha Crystal, a wolf and the selfish but gifted adolescent daughter of Jimmy Crystal, who Pharrell Williams portrays as Alfonso, an elephant and ice cream vendor who becomes Meena’s love interest.
HOW WAS THE BOX OFFICE STATUS OF SING 2
Sing 2 has made $407.7 million globally after earning $162.8 million in the US and Canada and $244.9 million in other countries. The movie made $1.6 million from sneak previews on November 27, 2021, in the US and Canada. The following month, on December 22, the film was widely released alongside The King’s Man and The Matrix Resurrections. It was projected to gross $40–50 million from 3,892 theatres over its first five days of release. The film grossed $22.3 million in its opening weekend (and a total of $41 million over the five-day frame) from an estimated 4.1 million theatre admissions, placing second at the box office behind Spider-Man: No Way Home. Women accounted up 58% of the population in the audience for the show’s debut, with people under 25 accounting for 56 per cent of ticket purchases and those under 17 for 44 per cent.