Zootopia dominates third straight weekend, Allegiant drops from Insurgent
Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ Zootopia dominated a third straight weekend at the worldwide box office. Featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Jenny Slate, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Don Lake, and Raymond Persi, the film added $38 million in first place domestically and another $64.8 million overseas this weekend for a global take of $102.8 million. The worldwide total now stands at an impressive $592 million with the UK and Japan still to open.
In North America, Zootopia today crosses the $200 million mark with an estimated end-of-weekend total of $201.8 million. Internationally, Zootopia is closing in on $400 million with $389.9 million. In China alone, Zootopia grossed an estimated $38.6 million for the weekend to take its estimated cume to $173.4 million there. Next weekend sees openings in the UK, along with Israel and Hong Kong. Zootopia will open in Japan on April 23.
Opening in second place domestically was Summit/Lionsgate’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant with an estimated $29 million from 3,740 theaters, an average of $7,767 per theater. That’s a big drop from the debuts of the previous two films – the first Divergent opened to $54.6 million in 2014 and Insurgent started with $52.3 million last year. Allegiant, directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, earned $22 million overseas this weekend and has earned $53.5 million internationally since opening last weekend. $2.3 million of the domestic total came from 370 IMAX screens, while 139 international IMAX screens took in $400K. Allegiant received a B CinemaScore from audiences. The fourth and final film, Ascendant, is scheduled to open on June 9, 2017.
Sony Pictures‘ faith-based Miracles from Heaven took third place domestically with $15 million from 3,047 theaters, an average of $4,923 million per theater. Miracles from Heaven opened last Wednesday and earned $18.6 million its first five days. Directed by Patricia Riggen, the $13-million budgeted film stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch, Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah. Miracles from Heaven received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences, which should help it continue to perform strong through the Easter holiday.
In its second weekend, Paramount Pictures’ 10 Cloverfield Lane added $12.5 million in the fourth spot to take the thriller’s total to $45.2 million. Made for just $13 million, the film was produced by J.J. Abrams, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.
20th Century Fox’s popular comic book adaptation Deadpool earned $8 million in fifth place its sixth weekend in theaters. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein and Brianna Hildebrand, the movie has now brought in $340.9 million in North America on a budget of just $58 million. Internationally, Deadpool has now earned $389.7 million for a worldwide total of $730.6 million.
In sixth place, Gramercy Pictures’ London Has Fallen earned $6.89 million its third weekend for a domestic total of $50 million. The $60-million sequel stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.
In limited release, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special opened in just five theaters where the film earned $184,000, an average of $36,800 per screen. The Warner Bros. Pictures release stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard.