Rovio's adjusted operating profit in the first six months of
2016 was 5.7 million euros ($6.4 million) compared with a loss
of 10 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 16 percent to 76.4
million euros on the back of higher game sales.
The figures do not include profits from its 3D Angry birds movie
which has earned more than $347 million at the box office
worldwide since its release in May, Rovio said.
"We currently have several exciting new games and other projects
in development, including new IP, and we have started planning
the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie," Chief Executive Kati
Levoranta said in a statement.
Privately-held Rovio financed the first film from its own pocket
in a bold bet to revive the aging Angry Birds brand.
Last year, Rovio cut a third of its staff, hived off non-core
businesses, changed CEO and booked an annual loss of 13 million
(Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell; editing by
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