Weekend Box Office

The sly red fox and the bunny jumped to the top of the box office this weekend. Disney’s Zootopia debuted at $75.06 million, making it the biggest opening weekend for Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film has also become the fourth biggest debut for a film in March, behind Oz the Great and Powerful ($79.11 million), Alice in Wonderland ($116.10 million), and The Hunger Games ($152.53 million). It’s a fantastic opening weekend, and given the strong critical reaction, the film should hold up really well for the rest of the month.

London Has Fallen also debuted this past weekend. The action film sequel opened to $21.64 million, which lines up with expectations. The film opened significantly lower than its predecessor’s $30.37 million opening in early 2013, but that’s not a surprise. Reception of the film so far suggests a lackluster performance from this action sequel

Deadpool drops to third placed after having spent the past three weeks at #1. The film grossed $16.73 million over the weekend, which brings its domestic total to $311.48 million. That makes the film the 10th highest-grossing film based off Marvel Comics domestically, slightly behind Iron Man 2 ($312.43 million).

Another new release this week, Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opened to $7.44 million. Although Tina Fey isn’t that huge of a box office draw, the film does present her lowest opening weekend since The Invention of Lying ($7.02 million) back in 2009.

Gods of Egypt closes out the top five with $5.20 million. It’s domestic total is at a disappointing $23.05 million.

Overseas Numbers

Ip Man 3 was the big earner overseas this weekend, bringing in $71.70 million from China, making it the biggest opening for a Chinese language action film within their own country.

Zootopia continued its overseas business, bringing in $63.40 million from 45 different territories. The animation’s worldwide total is now at $233.86 million.

Prediction Time!

  1. Zootopia
  2. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  3. London Has Fallen
  4. Deadpool
  5. The Brothers Grimsby