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'Pitch Perfect' sequel coming in 2015

A sequel to Universal's "Pitch Perfect" was announced at CinemaCon on April 16.

Story highlights

  • Universal is planning a 'Pitch Perfect' sequel
  • It's expected to arrive sometime in 2015
  • The news isn't surprising, considering the film's $112 million worldwide gross

Universal announced at its CinemaCon presentation today that it plans to produce a "Pitch Perfect" sequel that would hit theaters sometime in 2015.

The reveal doesn't come as too much of a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention.

'Pitch Perfect' cast reunites for MTV Movie Awards opener

"Pitch Perfect" earned $112 million worldwide against a slight $17 million budget, and in the months since its theatrical run has kept hitting new high notes. According to Universal, the film has earned over $90 million across all home market platforms, and it currently stands as the studio's third highest-grossing VOD title ever behind blockbusters "Ted" and "Bridesmaids."

On top of that, the "Pitch Perfect" soundtrack has sold over 636,000 copies and spawned a hit single — complete with its own music video -- with Anna Kendrick's "Cups."

Anna Kendrick mugs her way through a diner in new 'Cups' video

Kay Cannon, who penned "Pitch Perfect," will write the screenplay for the sequel, but no other cast or crew have been revealed as of yet. Still, given the cast's recent MTV Movie Awards reunion (which, notably, excluded star Anna Kendrick), it's safe to assume that most of the major players will be back for a second round of choral comedy.

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