Zootopia surpasses the $500 million mark worldwide
With $276.7 million domestically and $523 million internationally as of April 4, Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ Zootopia will leap past the $800 million mark at the global box office on Tuesday, April 5. The #1 industry release of 2016 globally, Zootopia is the second-biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all-time in its original release (after Frozen) and the third-biggest overall (after Frozen and The Lion King). It’s also Disney’s sixth-biggest animated release of all-time and the industry’s fifth-biggest original IP animated film ever (fourth-biggest excluding re-releases).
With a 98% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, Zootopia has seen continued enthusiasm from audiences around the globe, including in the U.S. where it is one of the highest grossing March releases of all time; in Russia, where it’s the second-biggest industry release ever; and in China, where it has grossed Rmb 1,444M ($222 milion USD).
Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush, Zootopia takes place in the animal-filled city of the same name, as it follows optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin). She discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
Other characters and the actors voicing them include Shakira as Gazelle, Idris Elba as Chief Bogo (head of the Zootopian Police Department), Octavia Spencer is Mrs. Otterson, J.K. Simmons is Mayor Leodore Lionhearted, Tommy Chong is Yax the Yak (“a most enlightened, laid-back bovine”), Nate Torrence is Benjamin Clawhauser, Jenny Slate is Assistant Mayor Bellwether (“a sweet sheep with a little voice and a lot of wool”), Alan Tudyk is Duke Weaselton (“a small-time weasel crook with a big-time mouth”), Raymond Persi is Flash (“the fastest sloth working at Zootopia’s DMV — the Department of Mammal Vehicles”) and Bonny Hunt and Don Lake are the voices of Judy Hopps’ mother and father, Bonnie and Stu (“a carrot farmer from Bunnyburrow”).