The film starring Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin as a fox con artist and cop rabbit has so far made $232.5 million since opening in global markets three weeks ago.
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’s latest animation release Zootopia has grossed record revenues over the opening weekend for its Disney Animation division.
The lifelong Disney fan tells the St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/1p6Zl0U ) the quality of the film “encouraged us to put our all into it”. Polling company CinemaScore said the film scored an A grade from audiences, while film review website Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 98 percent positive rating. Both Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled neared $50 million as well.
The superhero movie fell to third place with 16 million dollars in its fourth weekend, bringing its domestic total to a staggering 310 million dollars.
On the subject of London Has Fallen, although the movie came in at No. 2 this weekend, it delivered below expectations with $21.7 million.
The estimated $19.5 million Friday is the largest opening day gross ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios (topping Big Hero 6’s $15.8 million), and the estimated $31.8 million Saturday is the largest single-day gross ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios (topping Frozen’s $26.8 million second Friday).
The final new release of the week was Paramount’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” about an American journalist who looks for more fulfilling assignments in the war zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and gets more than she bargained for.
Fey’s last film, “Sisters”, was budgeted at $30 million.
And audiences and critics alike seem OK with that.
Rounding out the top five was Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt”.