‘Zootopia’ Wins Box Office, ‘Brothers Grimsby’ Flops
Disney’s computer-animated film Zootopia has claimed another box office victory this weekend; the film gained $50 million and a strong two-week total of $142.6 million. The second weekend of the critically acclaimed story of a rabbit policewoman only dropped 33% – an impressive display of endurance.Advertisement
Senior media analyst at comScore, Paul Dergarabedian, stated, “Family audiences have been underserved for months, so this film is perfectly timed to get more bang for the buck.”
As reported by Reuters, comScore claims that “Zootopia” has taken in an additional $288.7 million overseas. The performance of Zootopia over the last two weekends made it the No. 1 film at the North American box office.
On the other hand, the NY Times also reports that “The Brothers Grimsby” has earned a frustrating $3.2 million. Sony Pictures shelled out about $37 million to make the film.
Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of domestic distribution, stated, “We are disappointed, of course, especially because Sacha Baron Cohen worked tirelessly to promote what we think is a very funny movie.” Coincidentally, Zootopia’s writing team includes Phil Johnston, who co-wrote the British–American spy action comedy film “The Brothers Grimsby.”
In addition, the second spot of the weekend’s box office goes to director Dan Trachtenberg’s science fiction thriller film “10 Cloverfield Lane.” The film raked in about $25.2 million.
Twentieth Century Fox’s “Deadpool” got third place in the box office. The Ryan Reynolds flick received about $10.8 million in tickets – a five-week domestic total of $328.1 million.
Focus Features’ action thriller film “London Has Fallen” earned this weekend a total of $10.7 million; the film got a two-week total of $38.9 million.