As we suggested might happen, Disney’s Zootopia has officially beaten Frozen for the venerable animation studio’s all-time best opening weekend, pulling in $75.1 million. Frozen started its wide release with $67.4 million, on its way to over $400 million.
Zootopia also topped the $70.2m launch of Illumination’s The Lorax to score the biggest-ever animation launch for the month of March. Amongst all animated films, it is the eighth largest opening of all-time.
In its fourth weekend internationally, Zootopia racked up $63.4m, boosting its foreign tally to $158.8m. Its Chinese opening of around $24m was a record for both Disney and Pixar animated movies in that country, and Russia’s $7.9m opening was a Disney/Pixar animation record in that country. Globally, the film has grossed $233.9m to date.
Kung Fu Panda 3 dropped from third to seventh in the US marketplace with $3.6m. The movie has grossed $133.9m domestically over six weeks. The global tally is $323.8m.
Funimation launched The Boy and the Beast with $274,247 from 122 US theaters, a respectable $2,248 per theater average.