‘Zootopia’ Beats ‘Deadpool’ & ‘Frozen’; Sets New Disney Record


It looks like Disney has scored big once again. “Zootopia,” the company’s latest animated film, easily made a killing in the theatres as it raked in about $99 million (US$74 million). Not only that, but the movie also marks as Disney’s largest three-day opening.

“Tangled’s” Byron Howard and “Wreck-It Ralph’s” Rich Moore paired up to direct “Zootopia,” a film that focuses on rabbit police officer Judy Hopps as she pursues her lifelong dream to become a big-time city cop. On her journey she comes across Nick Wilde, a con-artist fox who assists her in uncovering a conspiracy. The film stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde.

“Zootopia” managed to earn big in the box offices as it took an estimated $99 million from across 3,827 theatres. What’s more, Disney animation’s latest film has also surpassed the worldwide hit “Frozen,” which only took $90 million (US$67 million) in revenue. The record for animated opening movies was previously set by Dreamwork’s “The Lorax” that made $94 million (US$70 million).

On the other hand, “London Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman lands second place on the weekend box office as it pulls $29 million (US$21.7 million) during its launch.

Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” drops to the third spot, only bringing in $22.1 million (US$16 million). Martin Freeman’s and Tina Fey’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” brought $10.25 million (US$7.6 million) in revenue from the theatres, which puts it to fourth place at the domestic box office.

It seems like “Zootopia” isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. There aren’t any upcoming big-budgeted family friendly movies until Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” arrives in the big screen on April 15. It’s another film that also happens to be under Walt Disney Pictures, so you may as well expect the company to score big for another round for its family-friendly films.

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