Box Office: ‘Zootopia’ Still King, ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Debuts Strong

Box Office: 'Zootopia,' '10 Cloverfield Lane'
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Zootopia” remains king of the box office jungle this weekend, having crossed $100 million in domestic receipts after taking in $12 million on Friday, according to studio estimates.

The animated animal romp with a message should generate a healthy three-day total around $50 million from 3,827 locations in its second frame. Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman star.

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In second place is Paramount thriller “10 Cloverfield Lane,” which took in $9 million on its opening day and ought to wrap up its first weekend with up to $23 million. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman star in the follow-up to 2008’s “Cloverfield,” which grossed $170 million worldwide. The film is benefiting from strong word of mouth; one Variety pundit suggests Goodman deserves Oscar attention for his turn.

Fox’s “Deadpool” and Focus/Gramercy’s “London Has Fallen” appear to be neck and neck for third place, with each expected to bring in about $10 million for the weekend after nabbing $3 million each on Friday. This is “Deadpool’s” fifth weekend of competition, unspooling in 3,331 locations. Actioner “London Has Fallen” bowed last weekend and now plays in 3,492 sites.

Three films should tally about $4 million each this weekend after taking in about $1 million each on Friday. Paramount’s Tina Fey war comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” picked up $1.4 million from 2,413 locations, precipitating a three-day total of $4.5 million. Focus’ religious outing “The Young Messiah” also pulled in $1.4 million on Friday from 1,761 sites, portending a three-day total around $4 million. Lionsgate’s romance “The Perfect Match,” unfolding in 925 locations, should do about $4.2 million for the weekend after netting $1.5 million in its Friday debut.

Sony’s Sacha Baron Cohen comedy “The Brothers Grimsby” bowed in 2,235 locations Friday, scooping up $1.2 million and on track for a $3 million weekend.

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  1. Adrianne says:

    C10L IS A PIECE OF CRAP! ANOTHER HOAX DESIGNED BY JAR JAR ABRAMS TO EMPTY OUR WALLETS WITH HIS MISTERY-BOX-I-DON’T-GIVE-A-FUCK-ABOUT-ANSWERS-ANYMORE-YADAH-YADAH NONSENSE! YOU CAN ERASE THE ‘CLOVERFIELD’ OF THE TITLE AND YOU HAVE A LOW BUDGET SYFY MOVIE. BUT JAR JAR ABRAMS WANTED OUR MONEY, SO HE BOUGHT THIS SHITTY SCRIPT (A SCRIPT THAT IS UNASHAMEDLY COPYING AN EPISODE OF ‘THE METAL HURNAT CHRONICLES’ WITH JAMES MARSTERS AND MICHELLE RYAN, CALLED ‘SHELTER ME’), AND PLASTERED ‘CLOVERFIELD’ IN THE FIRST PAGE AS A WAY TO GRAB SOME MONEY!

  2. Zootopia deserves its success. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a pleasant surprise and my favorite film so far this year. From excellent performances by the three leads, taut direction and clever writing, this film is an engrossing, satisfying and totally entertaining experience. The Brothers Grimsby on the other hand is a complete dud. Worst film of the year thus far.

  3. Cath says:

    Amazing what “Zootopia” is doing considering the fact (going by average age in the theater I was in) they sold a boatload of lower priced (children’s) tickets.

  4. gabe says:

    10 cloverfield lane looks good but i’m glad zootopia’s still on top

  5. CLOVERFIELD on EA$Y $TREET says:

    Wow, CLOVERFIELD LANE was much stronger than expected on Friday night: 9 million vs 12 million for the bunny tale. Will be interesting to see if CLOVERFIELD can get to $30 millon. Theaters are packed if not sold out, so it ought to be able to take in a solid 15 million today, and a strong Sunday will put it over the top.

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