Disney's hit Zootopia held up even better than expected this weekend, falling a mere 33 percent as it brought in another 50 million, after a 75 million opening weekend last week. That brings its ten day total to 142 million, while its global gross reached 431 million, as it has now become the highest grossing Disney film in China ever, passing Big Hero 6 for the title this last weekend. Meanwhile, the only new release to make a dent this week was 10 Cloverfield Lane. The spiritual sequel to 2008's Cloverfield landed in second place with 25 million, good for its 15 million budget but not close to the original's 40 million opening 8 years ago.
No other new release cracked the top five, with The Brothers Grimsby opening to a dismal 3.2 million, marking it Sasha Baron Cohen's worst opening in the U.S. ever. Deadpool took in 10 million, bringing its new total to 328 million, while Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and London Has Fallen rounded out the top five. Neither of those films are hits, so that tells you something about how badly the new releases fared this weekend.
- Zootopia- 50 million
- 10 Cloverfield Lane- 25.2 million
- Deadpool- 10.8 million
- London Has Fallen- 10.7 million
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot- 4.6 million
In limited release, the Helen Mirren/Alan Rickman drone movie Eye in the Sky opened in 4 theaters with 117k, a solid PTA of 23k. Next week it's the latest Divergent movie Allegiant, if anyone still cares about that, opening against the faith based Miracles From Heaven and Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special. We'll see if Zootopia can hold onto the box office for one more week before Batman v Superman comes out. See you then.