“Pitch Perfect 2” grossed $260 million worldwide in one month. Kendrick celebrated the news on Instagram on Monday.
Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions are returning to produce.
Universal and Gold Circle began moving toward a third film a week ago when it launched negotiations with screenwriter Kay Cannon to return.
Cannon wrote the first two films, which have been solid hits for Universal. The 2012 original grossed $113 million worldwide, while “Pitch Perfect 2” has more than doubled that.
The original film was adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s book “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory.” The sequel was directed by Banks and starred Kendrick, Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp and Banks.
“Pitch Perfect 3” is the second title dated for July 21, 2017. Fox has an untitled cartoon set from DreamWorks and Blue Sky on that date.