‘Zootopia’ Claims Another #1 Weekend Box Office Spot Ahead of Two Debut Movies

     March 20, 2016

zootopia-box-officeAs predicted based on Friday’s box office, Disney’s animated hit Zootopia has claimed a top box office spot for the third straight weekend in a row. Having brought in an estimated $38+ million this weekend, and having recently crossed the $200 million domestic tally, Zootopia is closing in on $600 million worldwide thanks to strong international support. It’s also now the tenth best box office for films released in the last calendar year, moving ahead of Sony’s Spectre. And thanks to its critical success, the family friendly animated animal action-adventure should have legs for weeks to come, even with the mega blockbuster film Batman v Superman poised to knock it from its #1 perch next weekend.

Speaking of new releases, Zootopia managed to stay ahead of two debuts this weekend. The first is Allegiant, the third and penultimate film from The Divergent Series, which took Friday’s top spot but couldn’t outlast Zootopia’s run. That’s a series low for the adaptations of Veronica Roth’s novels, which close out with Ascendant on June 9, 2017. The other debut, Patricia Riggen’s faith-based drama Miracles from Heaven, holds on to Friday’s third spot for an overall bronze medal for the weekend, totaling over $18 million since it’s Wednesday opening. In fact, the Top Five finished out the same way they ended on Friday, with 10 Cloverfield Lane and Deadpool at four and five respectively.


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The R-rated Fox film featuring Ryan Reynolds has smashed plenty of records over its run, but its total now moves it ahead of fellow superhero films Guardians of the Galaxy ($333.2 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($336.5 million), taking the eighth spot on the list of top-grossing superhero flicks. Spider-Man 2 is the next film in its sights at almost $374 million. Deadpool has also moved up to the number two spot on the superhero origins list, with only Spider-Man’s $403.7 million total ahead of it.

Every movie on this weekend’s top ten took at least a 25% hit at the box office, though 10 Cloverfield Lane and Zootopia were the only ones that received a bump in theater count. Other new releases this weekend include writer-director Shakun Batra’s Kapoor and SonsSony Pictures Classics The Bronze, and Jeff Nichol’s Midnight Special.

Take a look at this snapshot of the weekend box office’s top ten:

Title Weekend Total
1. Zootopia $38,042,000 $201.8
2. The Divergent Series: Allegiant $29,050,000 $29.1
3. Miracles from Heaven $15,000,000 $18.6
4. 10 Cloverfield Lane $12,500,000 $45.2
5. Deadpool $8,000,000 $340.9
6. London Has Fallen $6,894,000 $50.1
7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $2,805,000 $19.3
8. The Perfect Match $1,900,000 $7.3
9. The Brothers Grimsby $1,400,000 $5.9
10. The Revenant $1,225,000 $181.2


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