‘Zootopia’ tops Allegiant in weekend box office race

‘Zootopia’ tops Allegiant in weekend box office race

Disney animated movie “Zootopia” maintained its hold of the top spot in the weekend box office race for the third straight week.

In a report published in Forbes, the Walt Disney flick added another $38 million to its overall gross as it breached the $200 million mark domestically. The $38 million makes it the second biggest third weekend in history for a film that did not breach the $100 million opening day gross. It is next to all-time leader “Avatar” with $68 million and ahead of “Skyfall’s” $35 million third week gross.

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Among Walt Disney’s animated flicks, “Zootopia” has now passed “Tangled” but still trails Big Hero 6 and Frozen which earned $222 million and $400 million on its third week, respectively. As for its worldwide gross, it is projected that “Zootopia” will end the week at $591.7 million as it made $103 million worldwide and already made $173 million in China alone.

Coming in at no. 2 in the weekend box office is the sequel to the “Divergent” movie “Allegiant” which earned $29 million during the weekend. This marked a dip in the opening weekend of the previous films of the franchise. “Divergent” opened at $54.6 million in 2014 while “Insurgent” kicked off its first week with $52.3 million in 2015. The series follows the adventure of heroine Tris as she rebels against the fascist system that rules Chicago.

Coming in at third is the faith-based film “Miracles from Heaven” starring Jennifer Garner. The movie made $15.8 million over the weekend, putting it on track to becoming the fourth biggest opening for a faith-based film.

At fourth spot is Paramount Pictures’ “10 Cloverfield Lane.” The sequel to the 2008 film Cloverfield, starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, made $12 million. It opened with $25 million last weekend.

At fifth spot, Ryan Reynolds is still surviving in the box office adding another $8 million last weekend. To date, “Deadpool” is projected to hit the $350 million mark by Sunday.

Rounding out the Top 10 for this weekend’s box office race are : “London Has Fallen”; “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”; “The Perfect Match”; “The Brothers Grimsby”; and “The Revenant.”

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