Zootopia mauls rivals for 3rd weekend in North America

POLICE STORY: Bunny cop Hopps came out on top again as Zootopia fended off newcomer The Divergent Series: Allegiant.


    Mar 22, 2016

    Zootopia mauls rivals for 3rd weekend in North America


    ZOOTOPIA retained its position at the top of the North American box office over the weekend, raking in US$38 million (S$52 million) to surge beyond US$200 million since its debut, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

    The animated Disney film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom, easily saw off the opening of The Divergent Series: Allegiant, according to estimates from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

    Zootopia had surpassed the 2013 Disney blockbuster Frozen on its opening weekend from March 4 to 6 and has a total US$201.8 million in its three weeks at the movies.

    Allegiant, the latest in a series of films based on the novels by Veronica Roth, has had lukewarm reviews and made US$29.1 million from Friday to Sunday on its debut in cinemas.

    Third in the box-office standings was another new entrant, Miracles From Heaven, a drama about a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder who finds herself miraculously cured.

    It pulled in US$15 million at the box office, relegating low-budget horror flick 10 Cloverfield Lane to fourth (US$12.5 million).

    Superhero blockbuster Deadpool continued its slide, down to fifth in the standings with US$8 million.