With A Big Screen “Angry Birds” On The Way, Here’s How 10 Movies Based On Video Games Fared

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Rovio Entertainment isn’t about to let its prize property “Angry Birds” max out on a cell phone screen.

They’re thinking much bigger — cineplex bigger.

With former Marvel execs on their side and a “Rio” tie-in already under their belts, the birds look ready to take the box office.

But let’s face it — even the most popular video games don’t always translate well.

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