The Barden Bellas have sung their way past a major milestone. The “Pitch Perfect” franchise has now grossed more than $500 million worldwide, Deadline reports. We’d say half a billion dollars calls for a celebratory rendition of “Cups.” The third installment of the Anna Kendrick-led series dropped in U.S. theaters December 22.
“Pitch Perfect 3” has earned over $98 million worldwide so far, and while it doesn’t seem destined to be a huge box office success — especially compared to the first two films — it’s far from a flop. With a budget of $45 million (excluding print and advertising), the latest, and supposedly final, chapter of the aca-saga is doing perfectly respectable numbers.
The original “Pitch Perfect” earned over $115 million worldwide and the sequel took in over $287 million, with respective budgets of $17 and $29 million (again, before print and advertising costs were factored in). They struck box office gold,