March 13, 2016

Box Office Roundup: ‘Zootopia’ Stays in Top Spot

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Written by: Peter Towe
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In a weekend with four new wide-releases, Zootopia was once again able to finish first at the domestic box office bringing in an estimated $50 million.  After two weekends at number one, Zootopia has earned a solid $140 million domestic and $431.3 million worldwide.

Coming in at second place is the first of the weekends new releases, 10 Cloverfield Lane, which brought in a respectable $25.2 million.  Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and produced by J.J. Abrams(both are on the newest Nerdist podcast, listen to it now, it’s fantastic), 10 Cloverfield Lane finished slightly above expectations.  The film is sitting at an impressive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, so look for the film to have some legs.

Deadpool finished third bringing in another $10.8 million for a current domestic total of $328 million.  In fourth sits London Has Fallen which finished just below Deadpool with $10.6 million.  As of now, London Has Fallen has brought in a total of $38.8 million domestically.  Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot finished fifth with $.6 million for a disappointing domestic total of $14.5 million.

The next new release of the weekend comes in at number six, The Perfect Match earned $4.1 million.  Not a great opening, but for playing in only 925 theaters, the numbers look brighter.  Speaking of bright, The Young Messiah opened with $3.4 million, coming in at number seven.

The biggest news of the weekend was the performance of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Brother’s Grimsby.  The film opened with a lousy $3.2 million from over 2,235 theaters.  This is a big flop, and the numbers overseas aren’t helping the cause, with only an estimated $11.2 million cume.  The film cost a reported $35 million before marketing, so it looks like Sony has another flop on their hands.

10 Cloverfield Lane trailer:

The Perfect Match trailer:

The Young Messiah trailer:

The Brother’s Grimsby trailer:

Here’s the full top-ten weekend box office results via Collider.com

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Zootopia $50,000,000 $142.6
2.  10 Cloverfield Lane $25,200,000 $25.2
3.  Deadpool $10,800,000 $328
4.  London Has Fallen $10,668,000 $38.8
5.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $4,600,000 $14.5
6.  The Perfect Match $4,150,000 $4.1
7.  The Young Messiah $3,404,000 $3.4
8.  The Brothers Grimsby $3,150,000 $3.1
9.  Gods of Egypt $2,500,000 $27.3
10.  Risen $2,250,000 $32.3

About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.



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