Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake returned to voice the colorful leads, Poppy and Branch, in the sequel.
The Big Picture
- Trolls Band Together has earned $160 million globally, with $74 million from the domestic box office and $85 million from international territories.
- The sequel focuses on a mysterious backstory and emphasizes the importance of friendship and family to the colorful characters.
- DreamWorks Animation has more projects in the works, including the return of the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
Trolls Band Together continues to progress at the global box office, earning $160 million after several weeks of playing in theaters. The sequel, which features the return of Justin Timberlake as Branch and Anna Kendrick as Poppy, has earned $74 million at the domestic box office, with the remaining $85 million coming from international territories. The third musical adventure of the colorful characters deals with a mysterious backstory, as they continue to explore how friendship and family are more important than anything else.
A short time after Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom) was defeated during the events of Trolls World Tour, Branch and Poppy are finally ready to enjoy their life as a couple. But everything changes when John Dory (Eric André), Branch’s oldest brother, comes back to his life when he needs help. One of Branch’s siblings has been captured by selfish villains who want to be successful by stealing other people’s talents, and only his family can save him from dying. The latest entry in the DreamWorks Animation trilogy concluded with a musical tale to remember.
Since Trolls Band Together was meant to be a celebration of the franchise that has entertained the world since 2016, the studio assembled an impressive supporting voice cast. Camila Cabello portrayed Viva, Poppy’s long-lost sister who was found while the main group was looking for Branch’s brother. When it came to the antagonists of the story, Velvet (Amy Schumer) and Veneer (Andrew Rannells) were ready to do whatever it takes to steal the Trolls’ musical abilities. At the end of the day, there was only one family capable of saving the day through their shared love and natural talent.
What’s Next for DreamWorks Animation?
$160 million hasn’t been the biggest number the Trolls franchise has managed to earn over the seven years it’s been rocking alongside audiences, but DreamWorks Animation has plenty of new projects to offer viewers in the future. Another popular franchise is about to return with Kung Fu Panda 4. The new tale that will place Po (Jack Black) in front of his greatest fears, as every major step in his history comes back to haunt him. After the success Puss in Boots: The Last Wish saw in theaters, the studio is motivated to continue building emotional journeys with their most popular characters.
Trolls Band Together is currently playing in theaters. Stay tuned to Collider for updates.
Trolls Band Together
Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of the boy band ‘BroZone’ with his brothers, Floyd, John Dory, Spruce and Clay. When Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite his two other brothers and rescue Floyd.
- Release Date
- November 17, 2023
- Walt Dohrn, Tim Heitz
- Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Troye Sivan, Daveed Diggs, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
- Main Genre
- Animation, Adventure, Comedy