This was the weekend that Paramount was supposed to have unveiled the French feature The Little Prince. However, they abandoned the film’s U.S. release, and the big story instead is that Disney’s Zootopia managed to stay atop the American box office for a third straight weekend, becoming the first animated feature to three-peat in the U.S. since The Lego Movie in 2014.
In its third weekend, Zootopia experienced another phenomenal hold, dropping a slim 25.9% for an estimated $38 million weekend. Its total gross is $201.8m. The furry stars also stayed atop the international box office, nabbing $64.8m, lifting the global total to $591.7m.
Its top foreign country is China ($173.4m), where the film has surpassed Kung Fu Panda 3 and Monkey King: Hero Is Back to become the highest-grossing animated feature ever released in that country.