Zootopia takes place in an animal-run world and centers on the two main characters, Wilde and Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, respectively, as they work to solve a conspiracy.
As we suggested might happen, Disney’s Zootopia has officially beaten Frozen for the venerable animation studio’s all-time best opening weekend, pulling in $75.1 million. The film also gave Walt Disney Animation Studios its biggest opening weekend ever.
Interestingly, Zootopia scored the biggest opening for a Disney “non-Pixar” animated film (i.e. Inside Out and Brave), Deadline Hollywood says.
So, did you see any movies over the weekend? And yet despite a glut of prestige-movie buzz, and workplace chatter dominated by Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Rock, the post-Oscars weekend box office had an entirely different victor: “Zootopia“.
London Has Fallen debuted at #2 on the North American ranking, pulling in $21.7 million from 3,490 theaters. Unlike Frozen though, Zootopia hit theaters during a lean month and a weekend without a holiday. The film opened significantly lower than its predecessor’s $30.37 million opening in early 2013, but that’s not a surprise.
Dropping from first place to third place is “Deadpool”, which spent three weeks at the top.
Falling from the second spot to fifth, Gods of Egypt, which also stars Butler, took $5 million in its second week.
Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opened to $7.6 million, earning it the fourth position at the domestic box office. That makes the film the 10th highest-grossing film based off Marvel Comics domestically, slightly behind Iron Man 2 ($312.43 million). Reigning champion, Deadpool, fell to No. 3 this week with another $16.4 million earned. The comic-book movie is within striking distance of “The Matrix Reloaded’s” $742.1 million global haul and should surpass it as the highest-grossing R-rated movie on a worldwide basis.