‘Ip Man 3’ Does Big Box Office, ‘Zootopia’ Passes $200 Million Globally

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Zootopia,” an animated comedy about a rabbit that wants to be a cop, is shaping up to be a monster global hit.

Not content with dominating the domestic marketplace, the Disney Animation release racked up $63.4 million internationally. That included a $24 million debut in China and a $7.9 million launch in Russia, the biggest Disney Animation or Pixar openings in both countries.

“Zootopia” has been screening in certain foreign territories for four weekends. Its worldwide haul stands at $232.5 million, and there are only a few markets left to open. “Zootopia” bows in Australia, Brazil and the United Kingdom later this month, and in Japan on April 23.

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But big as it was, “Zootopia” didn’t top the foreign box office. That honor went to Hong Kong martial arts sequel “Ip Man 3,” which racked up $75 million from three territories, with the bulk of its gross coming from China.

“Deadpool” captured third place with $21.2 million. The comic-book movie is within striking distance of “The Matrix Reloaded’s” $742.1 million global haul and should surpass it as the highest-grossing R-rated movie on a worldwide basis. So far, “Deadpool’s” total stands at $673.2 million after four weeks of release.

Action flop “Gods of Egypt” took fourth place with $15.7 million, bringing its worldwide total to $72.4 million. It cost $140 million to produce and tens of millions more to market, making profitability a long shot.

Survival epic “The Revenant” rounded out the top five, earning $12.5 million. The story of a guide (Leonardo DiCaprio in an Oscar-winning role) left for dead in the wilderness has earned $429 million since opening at the end of 2015.

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  1. artiewhitefox says:

    That is furtastic.

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