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

Universal and Illumination also shift release for “Minions 2”

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.