Walt Disney Pictures once again has proven its magic touch over another top earning computer-animated film, “Zootopia”.
This animated film which presents an anthropomorphic story of animals has proven its worth in the big screen after it trampled down the record of a previously widely anticipated action and superhero movie “Deadpool” and “London Has Fallen”,a sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen”.
“Zootopia’s” plot which revolves around animals living in a metropolis trying to fit in society, has captivated the hearts of young children and made adults reflect on their current disposition in life. Earning $75 million on its opening date and $431.3 million in the global scene, “Zootopia” upset overhyped Marvel film as it leads the box office second time around over the weekend.
While “Deadpool” made its own record attaining top grossing comic book adaptations and top grossing superhero films, the former special forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson was not able to outrank “Zootopia.” “Deadpool” only finished third on weekend’s top five at the box office according to Entertainment Weekly:
- “Zootopia” — $50 million
- “10 Cloverfield Lane” — $25.2 million
- “Deadpool” — $10.8 million
- “London Has Fallen” — $10.7 million
- “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” — $4.6 million
One of the many reasons for the major success of this animated movie is the almost perfect review made by Rotten Tomatoes. RT gave “Zootopia” 99% rate and bragging rights for making it as one of the best review films of the year.
“Talking animals learning how to accept one another’s differences and get along” might sound like a storyline for the worst kind of lowest-common-denominator family-friendly fare, but for Disney’s Zootopia, it’s the springboard into one of the best-reviewed movies of the year — animated or otherwise,” Rotten Tomatoes stated.
Zootopia’s impact on audiences worldwide somehow proves the changing taste of viewers favoring a more light and meaningful storyline over the usual action-packed movies. The voices behind “Zootopia”, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris ElbaJ. K. Simmons, and Shakira gave life to the characters of Gazelle, Lt. Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Chief Bogo and Mayor Lionheart, which later on proved to be more appealing than the fast talking and seemingly humorous Ryan Reynolds of “Deadpool.”
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