“Zootopia” Roars At The Box Office With A $73 Million Opening Weekend

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Disney’s “Zootopia” far exceeded expectations this weekend with a three day estimated domestic gross of $73.7 million.

“Zootopia” also continues to do well overseas bringing in a cumulative overseas total of $159 million, bringing it’s worldwide gross to $233 million.

With spring break just beginning and the movie not having yet opened in Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Ukraine and The United Kingdom and no real competition for several weeks, expect to see “Zootopia’s”‘ worldwide gross grow more and more each week.

According to Box Office Mojo:

Zootopia took in an estimated $73.7 million this weekend from 3,827 theaters ($19,258 PTA), which tops the previous March animated opening record set by The Lorax ($70.2m) and makes it the ninth largest animated opening ever. It also gives Disney four of the top three slots on the March chart, a worthy achievement though all three remain a long way from the $152.5 million opening of The Hunger Games back in 2012. In IMAX the film brought in $5.2 million from 366 screens, the second best animated IMAX opening behind only Toy Story 3’s $8.4 million.

To go along with Zootopia’s opening, the film maintains a 98% score on RottenTomatoes and received an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. All of which bodes very well for its hold over the coming weeks as the next wide release animated feature isn’t until Ratchet & Clank on April 29.

Source: Box Office Mojo


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Mike Pinault

Should you make a second zootopia movie in the future?