#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” ON-TOP A SECOND WEEK
Continuing its massive domination a second week, Disney‘s ZOOTOPIA spends a second week on-top with $49 million from 3,827 theatres. In two weeks, it has garnered an outstanding $141.7 million domestically.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, which many had no idea was even a thing a couple months back, makes an impressive debut in second for Paramount Pictures with $24.5 million from 3,391 theatres. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman, this latest addition to the Cloverfield franchise is directed by Dan Trachtenberg. 2008’s Cloverfield however, opened with $40 million. Reviews from Critics unanimously were positive at 91% on the Tomatometer but Audiences were less impressed with a B- CinemaScore.
DEADPOOL continues to go strong in third with $10.5 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in five weeks it has grossed $325 million across North America. Star Ryan Reynolds with wife Blake Lively received much media attention this week attending a State Dinner alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barrack Obama.
LONDON HAS FALLEN is in fourth in its second week out for Focus Features/VVS Films with $10.2 million. In two weeks it has made $38 million.
THE PERFECT MATCH might not have even had a Canadian release, but it makes $4.5 million for Lionsgate Films in the U.S., from 925 theatres, good enough for sixth spot. The Rom-Com is directed by Bille Woodruff and stars Cassie Venture and Terrence J.
THE YOUNG MESSIAH also is out only in the U.S. right now but debuts in seventh with $4 million for Focus Features from 1,761 theatres. The Biblical Drama stars Adam Greaves-Neal and Sean Bean.
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong, shockingly debuts in eighth with $3.1 million only for Sony Pictures. Reviews were negative overall from Critics (38% on the Tomatometer) who were able to screen it (it wasn’t made available to Canadian media outlets), but Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore.
RISEN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fourth week out. It has made $32 million to-date domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” TAMES THE COMPETITION IN DEBUT
Disney makes a victorious debut with latest Animated Feature ZOOTOPIA, earning $73 million from 3,827 theatres this weekend. Voiced by the likes of Kristen Bell, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, it receives unanimous praise from Critics and Audiences alike with 98% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. This sets an all-time record for best original non-Pixar/Disney original Film, besting 2013’s Frozen which debuted with $67 million.
Debuting a respectable second with $21 million is LONDON HAS FALLEN with $21 million from 3,490 theatres for VVS Films/Focus Features. The follow-up to Olympus Has Fallen gets a 26% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences adored it with an A- CinemaScore, giving it legs to run on in coming weeks as word of mouth spreads. This however doesn’t best Olympus‘ $30-million opening in 2013 en route to $160 million worldwide.
DEADPOOL slips to third spot this weekend with $16.8 million for 20th Century Fox, now in its fourth week out. Already it has surpassed $311 million domestically.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT debuts in fourth with $7.3 million for Paramount Pictures from 2,374 theatres. Based on the Memoir by Kim Baker, it stars Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, garnering a passing 61% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GODS OF EGYPT in its second week out lands in fifth with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, a second Film for Gerard Butler in the Top Ten this week alongside LONDON HAS FALLEN. Egypt has grossed $22.6 million in its North American run so far.
THE REVENANT gets a boost from its Oscars exposure last weekend, in seventh with $3.6 million for 20th Century Fox, now impressively in its 11th week out. It has made $176 million thus far in these parts.
THE WITCH rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Elevation Pictures/A24 Films in its third week out, just surpassing the $20-million mark.