‘Zootopia’ Tramples Rivals at International Box Office, Nears $600 Million Worldwide

Judy Hopps and Flash the Sloth
Courtesy of Disney

Disney’s “Zootopia” ruled at the international box office with an impressive $64.8 million weekend in 50 markets, lifting the animated hit to nearly $600 million worldwide.

More than half of the “Zootopia” take this weekend came from China, where the comedy has taken in $173.4 million since its March 4 opening — within $30 million of the U.S. total. France leads the rest of the world with $25.4 million, followed by Russia with $24.9 million, Germany with $19.2 million and Korea with $18.1 million.

“Zootopia” opened Thursday in Australia and Brazil. Major markets still to come include the U.K. on March 25 and Japan on April 23.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Revenant” finished second on comScore’s international box office chart this weekend with $36 million in 25 markets with nearly all of that — $33 million — coming from China. “The Revenant” is nearing $500 million in worldwide box office gross.

Kung Fu Panda 3” remained a player with $31.8 million this weekend internationally with first-place openings in Italy ($3.8 million), Germany ($2.1 million), Hong Kong ($1.4 million) and Argentina, Vietnam and United Arab Emirates — all with $1.2 million each. Its second weekend led in Mexico and the U.K.

The DreamWorks title, distributed by Fox, has hit $257 million internationally and opens next weekend in Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Mongolia. “Kung Fu Panda 3” has grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

As in the United States, “Zootopia” overshadowed “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” which came in third with $22 million in 78 markets. “Allegiant,” the third film in the franchise, began rolling out last weekend in international markets and has grossed $53.4 millon internationally, led by $5 million in France.

To mitigate its risk on the $110 million project, Liosngate pre-sold the international rights to “Allegiant,” which is handled by an array of distributors.

“London Has Fallen” came in fifth place with $10 million in 44 markets, lifting its foreign total to $45 million. The Focus Features thriller has taken in $50 million in the U.S. in three weeks.

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  1. Scott Baiowolfe says:

    Zootopia was Ben Stiller’s biggest led down yet. He should have at least lent his name to Karate Panda III Pandemonium, and became a cartoon character named Spunky Skunk….

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