“Zootopia” is casting its charm on the US box office collection as a recent data from comScore shows it raked up $232.5 million globally, including $73.7 million – a record for best ever North American opening weekend for Disney animated feature film.
Kung Fu Panda 3 remains as solid as ever, an estimated $3.5 million making it mild success (if worldwide gross is counted), while The Revenant and its estimated $3.3 million continue to make the Oscar victor a verifiable worldwide success.
Walt Disney Animation Studios witnesses a wonderful start of its 3D animated film “Zootopia” this weekend.
In a year with about 15 animated films scheduled for release, other distributors may struggle to match the success of Zootopia, which some critics speculate will be turned into a series.
Zootopia is now easily placed at No. 1 in the worldwide box office, ending Deadpool’s three-week reign. Should estimates hold, Zootopia will set a new record for the biggest non-Pixar Disney debut weekend, now held by 2014’s Big Hero 6 and its US$56 million launch.
The R-rated action movie “London Has Fallen” was in second place for the Friday-through Sunday period, with a 21.7 million dollars ticket sales sum. War films and political comedies can be tough sells – witness the financial failures of “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Our Brand is Crisis”, and “Jarhead” – and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” appears to be no exception. Gods of Egypt, which brought in another $5 million after last week’s flop opening of $14 million. The comic book movie finished in third place with $16.4 million, pushing its domestic haul to $311.1 million. The latest animated Disney features is currently in theaters, but based on the movie’s financial performance in such a short amount of time you probably have already seen it. If you haven’t, then be sure to grab the kids and head to your local theater right now, it’s worth it.