Box Office Report: “Zootopia” fends off “Allegiant” on its third weekend crossing $200M

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ZOOTOPIA – Pictured (L-R): Judy, Bonnie, and Stu Hopps. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


(MARCH 18 – MARCH 20, 2016 estimates)
Last Weekend

  1. Zootopia (Week 3) – $38,042,000
  2. Allegiant (Opening) – $29,050,000
  3. Miracles From Heaven (Opening) – $15,000,000
  4. 10 Cloverfield Lane (Week 2) – $12,500,000
  5. Deadpool (Week 6) – $8,000,000
  6. London Has Fallen (Week 3) – $6,894,000
  7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Week 3) – $2,805,000
  8. The Perfect Match (Week 2) – $1,900,000
  9. The Brothers Grimsby (Week 2) – $1,400,000
  10. The Revenant (Week 13) – $1,225,000


  • Zootopia is demonstrating incredible legs as it dropped just 25.9%. This bumps it over the $200M mark which means it’s already outpaced Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph and only $20M from Big Hero 6. Although it had a headstart, the international performance is just as impressive and it’s already hit $591M worldwide.
  • Meanwhile, have the tweens grown up too fast? Lionsgate had the license to print money throughout all the Twilight series and half of The Hunger Games but Allegiant falls way short of the $54M and $52M the first two Divergent films made. Maybe the title differences is the mistake which means it lacks brand recognition, but the series itself seems to be that way anyway as it’s a critical bomb many pointing out that it’s too cliched. An international headstart means it’s made $82M worldwide, it should be able to at least hit $200M worldwide by the end of its run.
  • Miracles From Heaven however, seems to have hit the spot for its niche, earning an impressive A+ CinemaScore. It should have nice legs over Easter week. That’s how you time a faith-based pic well.
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane drops 49.4% and boosts its gross up to $45M. It’s more acclaim than hype this time around so it should have decent legs but it’ll less likely meet Cloverfield‘s $80M.
  • Deadpool has magnificent legs and is up to $340M, dropping just 26.9%. Not adjusted for inflation, it’s surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man 3 domestically and it ranks #35 in the all-time domestic list. This is a case of real perfect timing, hard to imagine this film working at any other point in time like this. It’s made $730M worldwide. It should be able to pass American Sniper in the R-rated list to secure the #2 spot.
  • London Has Fallen falls (heh) 36.4% and has made $50M so far.
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot drops 39.9% and has made $19M so far.
  • The Perfect Match drops 55.8% and has made $7M so far.
  • The Brothers Grimsby drops 57% and has made nearly $6M. The theater average was a depressing $626, half as much as the next lowest in the top 15.
  • While faith-based films drop off the top 10, The Revenant rises once again to hit the top 10 more non-consecutive times than Star Wars. Folks can’t get enough of DiCaprio crawling around. It’s now the highest grossing western (if you call it a western) and it’s made $181M in the U.S. and $483M worldwide. It should be able to push that over to $200M.


  • In other news, Sally Field’s Hello My Name Is Doris expands to 128 theaters and has a terrific theater average of nearly $8k. It grossed $1M this weekend which is great for a real small indie.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens has its first weekend under $1M and it only has a week or so more until it finally comes out on DVD. It’s up to $932M. Could probably push that up to $936M before it leaves entirely.
  • Paramount had an odd campaign for Anomalisa this past week by pairing it as a double feature with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Hard to imagine anyone out of NY getting that one. It did have its best weekend yet with 573 theaters and a $740k weekend. It’s gross is $3.4M plus a near $1M overseas. At the very least that puts it over Synecdoche New York. Could it push it to $4M?
  • Spotlight edges out of theaters after taking the most out of the benefits of the Best Picture win and it’s made $44M total. Unlikely to push that to $45M.
  • The Big Short just about managed to push its total to $70M by the way.
  • However, new release The Bronze made $421k which doesn’t sound that bad for a quirky indie like that until you find out that it was spread across 1,167 theaters. That’s a chump change of $361 theater average. That’s in the top 15 worst openings of all-time for a film that wide.
  • Fortunately other new release, Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special didn’t suffer a similar fate as it was only in 5 theaters with a theater average of $36k. Hard to imagine this going wide though.
  • Jacques Audiard’s My Golden Days opens to $27k between 3 theaters for a tidy $9k average.
  • Argentina’s best foreign film entry last year The Clan opened to $12.5k between 3 theaters for a $4k average.
  • Uber indie Krisha, distributed by A24, opens to $10k between 2 theaters for an average of, well, $5k. Not a bad start for what feels like a bedroom project.
  • Also, Spectre finally made $200M! It only took 20 weeks! Shame it cost $245M. The $880M worldwide gross is pretty respectable though.


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Written by Jack Moulton

Jack is a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, UK, with a degree in Film and Television Production. Resident film encyclopaedia, he naturally slipped into film journalism, though has interest in writing and making them himself one day. See his tumblr blog to the side for more film reviews and lists.


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