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

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.

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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