Allegiant failed to gross a major audience on the box office this weekend and Zootopia emerged as the winner this Easter weekend.
This weekend, going down to the theatres with the family was something that movie production houses were relying on. The movie weekend gross amount for every movie was recorded and the results have proven that animation will always emerge victorious through family weekends.
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This week, Zootopia emerged on the top earning $64.8 million weekend in 50 markets. The weekend earnings lifted the animated hit to nearly $600 million worldwide as it opened this Thursday in Australia and Brazil.
According to THR, half of the movie’s earning are coming from China, where the animation has earned $173.4 million since its March 4 opening. France leads the rest of the world with $25.4 million, followed by Russia with $24.9 million, Germany with $19.2 million and Korea with $18.1 million.
The movie is yet to be released in U.K. on March 25 and Japan on April 23 which will definitely gross more, making Zootopia the highest earning animation hit to date.
Internationally, Leo DiCaprio’s The Revenant remained at the second spot with $36 million in 25 markets followed by Kung Fu Panda 3 which is still going strong worldwide with $31.8 million.
On fourth number was the third instalment of the Divergent series, Allegiant Part 1 which grossed $53.4 millon internationally. On the U.S. box office, the movie managed to scrape the second spot with $22 million from 77 markets this weekend for a foreign total of $53.5 million and a global cume of $82.6 million.
For a movie that cost $110 million alone in making, the movie failed to make a big impact on the box office due to generally worsening Cinemascore and the critics’ reviews.
Although the star cast comprising of Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer and a brunette Naomi Watts returned to reprise their roles in the movie, it was still not enough to get the audience to see the movie. The surveys have revealed that majority viewers of the movie were females under the age of 25.
Reviews and critics can do a lot for a movie especially on Easter weekend when Jennifer’s Garner faith based drama movie claimed the third spot with an overwhelming turnout.
The movie grossed $15 million, which is the fourth-best start of all time for a faith-based opening. Next on the box office at the fourth spot is the JJ. Abrams produced Cloverfield Lane with a low budget of $13 million fell 49 percent to $12.5 million for a domestic total of $45.2 million.
Rounding up the top 5 at the box office was Deadpool. The superhero movie managed to gross another $8 million for a domestic total of $340.9 million and at a global level it has grossed $730.6 million.
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So these top five are expected to drop by next week with some major releases like Batman vs. Superman and Tom Hiddleston’s I Saw the Light. Let’s see what movie manages to hold its spot in the Top 5.