‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ Moved Back a Year, ‘Sing 2’ Set for 2020

Universal and Illumination also shift release for “Minions 2”

Last Updated: January 25, 2017 @ 6:03 PM

Illumination and Universal Pictures have bumped back the release of “The Secret Life of Pets 2” by a year, the studio announced Wednesday.

The sequel to last summer’s animated hit will move from July 13, 2018, to Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

In addition, the studio set a Christmas Day, 2020, release for the sequel to its holiday animated hit “Sing.”

And “Minions 2” will hit theaters a week earlier than previously announced, moving from July 10, 2020, to Friday, July 3, 2020.

The original “The Secret Life of Pets” opened last July to a massive $103.2 million during its three-day debut, earning the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated feature — ahead of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

It went on to gross $368.4 million domestically and $875.5 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, Illumination’s singing-animal yarn “Sing” has grossed $249.3 million since its December 21 opening — and $428.7 million worldwide.