Ahead of its March 4 debut in the United States, Zootopia continued its international rollout this weekend, launching in first place in both France ($9.2 million) and Mexico ($4.5 million). The French opening barely edged out Frozen’s $9.15 million launch to become the best-ever French launch for a Disney animated release.
Zootopoia nabbed $31.2 million across the world for a two-week global total of $39 million. The Byron Howard and Rich Moore-directed movie showed a strong hold in Spain, too, dropping just 23%, for a two-week total of $5.9 million. In Italy, Zootopia launched with $2.8m, better than Big Hero 6 ($1.4m), but weaker than Frozen ($3.2m) and much weaker than Inside Out ($6.4m) and Minions ($8m). Zootopia opens in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Portugal, Cambodia, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other countries, next weekend.
Back in the United States, the top two films remained the same as last weekend. Deadpool, which let’s not forget was directed by an animation artist, easily claimed the top spot with an estimated $55m for a two-week total of $235.4m. Meanwhile, Dreamworks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 showed strong legs in it fourth weekend, holding second place with an estimated $12.5m for a $117.1m total.