Box Office: Zootopia is the number one movie in America.
Deadpool’s reign as the king of the box office has finally come to an end thanks to a little known cartoon movie called Zootopia.
According to box office reports, the #1 movie in America is Disney’s Zootopia, which earned $73.7 million in North American theaters. It’s the fourth highest March opening ever and a a best for a Disney Animated movie.
The studio’s previous record-holder, Frozen earned $67.4 million over three days in its Thanksgiving opening.
Apparently, critics and audiences love the movie, which features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman. It got a coveted A CinemaScore and a damn near perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. According to exit polls, a large percentage of the movie’s audiences consisted of families.
This is the latest set of movies that Disney is calling the ‘creative renaissance’ following the Disney’s Tangled, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Wreck It Ralph.
“There is consistency at a really high level of delivering great stories, amazing worlds and characters who people can relate to,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s Executive Vice President of Distribution.
Ultimately, Zootopia also brought in $63.4 million internationally, where it is in its fourth weekend. The movie has grossed $232.5 million globally to date.
In second place, London Has Fallen, earned $21.7 million. The main cast returned for the film, including Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman, which cost a reported $60 million to make. While it’s a decent opening, the movie is a long way from the first film’s $30 million debut. But, it’s definitely a good change of pace for Butler, whose recent movies bombed in the box office. In fact, Gods of Egypt flopped like an Orca at Sea World.
In its fourth weekend in theaters, “Deadpool” fell to third place with $16.4 million, bringing its domestic total to a staggering $311.2 million.
The Tina Fey comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” meanwhile, debuted in fourth with an estimated $7.6 million. The film cost a reported $35 million to produce.
In its fourth weekend in theaters, Deadpool slipped to third place with $16.4 million, bringing the total to a whopping $311.2 million.
Meanwhile, Tina Fey’s latest movie was another flop. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, debuted in fourth with an estimated $7.6 million. The movie reportedly cost $35 million to produce.
Tina Fey’s journalist character is on assignment in Afghanistan, which has garnered mixed to positive reviews from critics.
The movie, which finds Fey’s journalist character on assignment in Afghanistan, has garnered mixed to positive reviews from critics.
Fey’s last movie, Sisters was budgeted at $30 million and opened to a disappointing $13.9 million against Star Wars: The Force Awakens and went on to earn $87 million domestically.
1.”Zootopia,” $73.7 million ($63.4 million international).
2.”London Has Fallen,” $21.7 million ($12 million international).
3.”Deadpool,” $16.4 million ($21.2 million international).
4.”Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” $7.6 million.
5.”Gods of Egypt,” $5 million ($15.7 million international).
6.”Risen,” $3.9 million.”
7.”Kung Fu Panda 3,” $3.5 million ($3.1 million international).
8.”The Revenant,” $3.3 million ($12.5 million international).
9.”Eddie The Eagle,” $3.1 million.
10.”The Witch,” $2.5 million ($590,000 international).