Weekend Box Office
Disney’s Zootopia herded in $51.34 million for its second weekend. Domestically, the critically-acclaimed film is doing outstanding, having grossed $143.96 million in its 10 days of release.
J.J. Abrams’ secretly-produced Cloverfield sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane, opened to $24.70 million. That is a huge drop off from the $40.06 million opening of 2008’s Cloverfield, but the film was not expected to be a tentpole successor to that. With a $15 million budget, and the strong positive reception, the film should go on to be another success for Bad Robot Productions.
Deadpool ended its first month of release this past weekend with $10.94 million. The film has grossed $328.22 million over this past month. The R-rated superhero film has grossed a little under $100 million more than previous highest-grossing X-Men film X-Men: Days of Future Past at the domestic box office.
London Has Fallen has fallen to fourth place this weekend with $10.84 million. The R-rated action film was downed by about 50% from its opening weekend, even allowing itself to be overtaken by older release Deadpool. The film has grossed a domestic total of $39.02 million.
Rounding out the top five is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with $4.67 million. With a current domestic total of $14.64 million, the film is performing towards the bottom end of Tina Fey’s box office history. The film did manage to remain in the top five of the weekend box office, but only because the other openers this past weekend performed so poorly.
Zootopia pulled in another first place this weekend with $83.1 million overseas. We recently reported that Kung Fu Panda 3 had become the highest-grossing animated film within China (with a $149 million gross). However, with Zootopia’s Chinese total now at $109 million, it is most likely that will change.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant opened to $26.7 million from 45 different territories, ahead of its U.S. release.
Allegiant will steal millions of dollars from Americans who just want to be entertained at the cinema.
2.) The Divergent Series: Allegiant
3.) 10 Cloverfield Lane
4.) Miracles from Heaven
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