Zootopia Dominates US Box Office With Record $73.7M

Posted: Mar 7 2016, 8:36am CST | by , Updated: Mar 7 2016, 5:43pm CST, in News | Latest Movie News

Zootopia dominates American box office kicking ‘Deadpool’ from the top spot!
  • Zootopia dominates American box office kicking ‘Deadpool’ from the top spot!

The Disney Pixar Animation film had a record $73.7 million debut and earned a huge $232.5 million worldwide.

Over the weekend the newly released animation ‘Zootopia’ launched with a record breaking $73.7 million. The animation film has since then earned glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore.

Zootopia was released across 3,827 theaters in North America. Zootopia has become the top showing ever for Disney Animation Studios and the top March debut for an animated title. Zootopia has also become the No. 4 March opening for any film ever.

According to THR, Zootpoia has also proven its success overseas. The animated family film was released overseas about two weeks ago. This past weekend, Zootopia earned another $63.4 million, making the international box office total a huge $232.5 million.

Zootopia brought in $24 million in China making it the biggest opening ever for a Disney Animation or Pixar release there. Even the Imax total of Zootpia brought in an impressive $8.5 million globally.

So what made Zootpia such a success is its original story set in a city of anthropomorphic animals. Zootopia follows a rookie bunny cop who teams up with a fugitive fox to uncover a conspiracy.

Zootopia was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba and Jenny Slate provided their voices for the characters.

The success of Zootopia has proven the renaissance of Walt Disney continues. Disney bought the Pixar studios a decade ago shelling out$7.6 billion in 2006. It was then the reinvention of Disney Animation Studios began.

Since then Disney has had many box office success under their animated belt. Zootopia is another success by the studio which unseated Deadpool’s three week success reign. Zootopia’s success has once again proven the wisdom behind acquiring Pixar.

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