On Sunday, just two days before Zootopia becomes available on Blu-ray, the Walt Disney Company announced that Zootopia has squeaked past the $1 billion mark in global box office. The film, directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, becomes just the fourth animated feature to enter the $1 billion club, joining Frozen, Minions, and Toy Story 3. Zootopia’s tally on Sunday was $1,000,020,000.
Zootopia’s box office breakdown is $337.2 million domestically and $662.8 million internationally. The film’s performance has been one of the biggest surprises in Hollywood this year, outperforming pretty much everyone’s expectations and establishing a major new franchise for the company, which feeds into one of Bob Iger’s core corporate strategies. Zootopia sequels, TV shows, theme park rides, whatever…you can bet they’ll be delivered to fans at some point in the future.
The animation-heavy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows launched in first place last weekend in the U.S. with a soft $35.3m. That’s probably not the summertime figure that Paramount had hoped for, and comes in significantly lower than the $65.6m launch of the last Turtles film, 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The violent pizza lovers have picked up an additional $34m abroad.