The 3D computer-animated adventure film ‘Zootopia,’ has been criticized with its low-high approach to topics like racism. But the film gathers a huge number of moviegoers over the weekend.
‘Zootopia’ was developed as a throwback to an earlier animated Disney films like ‘Robin Hood’ in 1970s. The film earned about $73.7 million at North American theaters, which is an astounding outcome, especially for a non sequel flick. As reported by The New York Times, Walt Disney has anticipated for the film to gather a huge crowd through the Easter holiday, as the film co-stars a bunny. The film is estimated to make a healthy $150 million.
According to Variety, ‘Zootopia’ stays true to the traditional Disney’s box office hits such as “Tangled,” “Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen.” And the success might not have been possible if Disney did not absorb Pixar Animation Studios. Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis said: “What they have focused on in each of these films is having an original voice and an original story, all set in an original world.”
Cinema Blend reported that Zootopia’s major reason for its box office success is the way in which the film tells a story that both adults and children can emotionally relate to. Over the course of Zootopia’s three-day premiere, the film managed to break another record as well. Zootopia dethrone the previous record holder for highest grossing animated March premiere, the 2012 computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film – The Lorax.
Meanwhile, the action thriller film ‘London Has Fallen’ got the number 2 spot in the box office. The Internet analytics company comScore stated that the film took in about $21.7 million. 20th Century Fox’s ‘Deadpool’ went to third place from the number 1 spot. ‘Deadpool’ earned about $16.4 million in tickets, and for a four-week domestic total of $311.2 million.