‘Zootopia’ Tops $800 Million in Worldwide Box Office

'Zootopia' Tops $800 Million in Worldwide
Courtesy of Disney

Disney has announced that “Zootopia” will cross the $800 million mark in worldwide box office grosses on Tuesday.

The animated comedy reached $276.7 million domestically and $523 million internationally as of Monday.

Disney noted that “Zootopia” is the second highest grossing Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all time in its original release after “Frozen,” and the third-biggest overall after “Frozen” and “The Lion King.” It’s also Disney’s sixth-biggest animated release of all time and the industry’s fifth-biggest original animated film ever.

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“Zootopia” has received a 98% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the second-biggest industry release in Russia and has grossed $222 million in the booming Chinese market.

“Zootopia” was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Shakira. Goodwin plays a rabbit police officer who teams with Bateman’s fox con artist to uncover a conspiracy.

The film, which carries an estimated budget of $150 million, is the 52nd movie to top $800 million in worldwide grosses. It’s also the top worldwide performer among 2016 releases, topping Fox’s “Deadpool” at $754 million and Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” at $683 million. The pic was released on March 4.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “Zootopia” deserves all that money and, if it does well in Japan, it will definitely cross the $1 billion mark worldwide. It looks like “Finding Dory” and “Moana” are going to have a hard time topping it.

  2. Jim says:

    Zootopia is slaying! Great movie.

  3. Don't Mind Me Now says:

    So how long before everyone on the Internet turns on this film and starts saying they never liked it?

    But seriously, good job for Zootopia. $1 billion seems out of reach by this point, but here’s hoping they can crack the $900 million mark. This movie deserves a position of honor in the box office records.

    • brian577 says:

      It hasn’t hit Japan yet, it could still make a billion

      • Don't Mind Me Now says:

        That’s actually a good point. Frozen was a huge smash in Japan, and Big Hero 6 also pulled in solid numbers. Clearly Disney Animation has a major following in Japan (one that Pixar does not share, looking at Inside Out’s comparatively mediocre performance and The Good Dinosaur’s failure), and if Zootopia is able to break out in Japan the way it did in China, it’s conceivable (though not guaranteed) that it could crack $1 billion. Regardless, $900 million now seems inevitable.

  4. Perfect for zootopia I like it done $800 million wow hallelujah

  5. Lennon says:

    Disney should be proud of this film. I love it as have many others! :)

    When can I expect “Zootopia Land” at Animal Kindom Disney? I’m planning another expensive Disney vacation around 2020 and if I don’t get a hug from Nick I’m going to be VERY DISAPPOINTED!

    Also sequel?

    Make it happen Disney!

    • EricJ says:

      At the moment, you can only wave to them from the parade, unless you go to the West Coast park.
      All the construction at the east coast Studios has been really hard on the new-character meets.

      Which brings up the question: What happens when it outgrosses Frozen? ;)
      Will a lot of rampantly ovextended marketing have to be taken down?

      • Lennon says:

        From what I hear Nick and Judy are VERY POUPLAR so I do hope a meet and greet happens soon! :)

        As for Frozen (and Avatar, not very happy about that one) both are getting lands so if Zootopia doesn’t at this point Disney is very foolish!
        And let’s not even get started on Cars Land! Cars, seriously? Come on Disney! If Avatar gets a spot in Animal Kindom (where it doesn’t belong might I add) Zootopia should get a perment space of honor! I feel that Zoo’s legacy will far outshine Cars, Frozen, and Avatar.

  6. I am happy for my furendly furry friends.

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