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Weekly Box Office: Zootopia Holds Onto #1 In Domestic Theaters

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ZootopiaZootopia held onto its perch at the top of the domestic and worldwide leader boards at the cinema over the weekend, helping nail down a one-two spot for the across the globe for the world of animation – specifically for production studios Disney and Fox.

Zootopia in two weekends has brought in worldwide revenues of $431.3 million, according to movie monitor Rentrak. Its domestic take, to date, has reached $142.6 million, as it added on another $50 million on the domestic front over the weekend.

Kung Fu Panda 3 slipped to No. 12 on the domestic front with a weekend take of $1.6 million, but its worldwide ranking kept it at No. 2 across the globe with a worldwide Friday through Sunday haul of $28.6 million. The overweight bear voiced by Jack Black has taken in $355.9 million since its release.

Deadpool came in third for the total take among current releases on the worldwide market with total revenues at $708 million, followed by The Revenant with $440.5 million in total revenue since its December release.

But the domestic market has a surprise contender with 10 Cloverfield Lane taking in $25.2 million in its first weekend. That’s approximately half of what Zootopia snapped up on the domestic front, but it’s also close to two and a half times what Deadpool took in from U.S. theaters ($10.8 million), which saw 10 Cloverfield Lane and Deadpool come in at No. 2 and No. 3 slot in the United States, respectively.

After Deadpool, the Top Ten for U.S. theaters included London Has Fallen ($10.6 million), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ($4.6 million), The Perfect Match ($4.1 million), The Young Messiah ($3.4 million), The Brothers Grimsby ($3.1 million), Gods of Egypt ($2.5 million) and Risen ($2.2 million).

Box office tallies are for the week ending 3/13/16.

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“Glass” Glows Amid Dim Weekend

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The weekend of the Super Bowl found the box office low about as expected with not a single film making over $10 million for the weekend. As such, there were very few surprises with which films ended up where. Just as with last week, Glass is at #1 for its third weekend, coming in with $9.5 million, shaping up to be another financially successful film from M. Night, though it’ll start dropping as we head into February. Just behind it is the dramedy The Upside, pulling up close with $8.8 million as it expanded into a few more theaters for the weekend.

The premiere for the weekend, Miss Bala, a cartel thriller, only debuted at #3 with a box office debut of $6.7 million. Not a very strong opening but it did manage to get just above the December box office hang-on superhero movies of Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, still in the top 5. Green Book, coming up on awards season, soared higher in the box office upon expansion and The Kid Who Would Be King, unfortunately, won’t be seeing much of an audience going into February.

Debuting in a very limited engagement is Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old, a WWI documentary with restored footage. The film had originally opened the last week of December in a handful of theaters but thankfully expanded into more theaters where it was strong enough to make it to #10.

Glass ($9,535,000)
The Upside ($8,850,000)
Miss Bala ($6,700,000)
Aquaman ($4,785,000)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($4,410,000)
Green Book ($4,317,000)
The Kid Who Would Be King ($4,200,000)
A Dog’s Way Home ($3,510,000)
Escape Room ($2,900,000)
They Shall Not Grow Old ($2,405,000)

Next weekend is all about the LEGO. LEGO Movie 2, the animated sequel, will be hitting over 4,000 theaters. Also opening will be the thriller Cold Pursuit in 2,500 theaters, the killer-kid horror The Prodigy opening in 2,500 theaters, and the gender comedy What Men Want in 2,800 theaters.


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“Glass” Holds Firm, “King” and “Serenity” Sink

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M. Night’s Glass already had a lot of hype for being the most anticipated movie of January and the popularity is proving it. Now in its second weekend, the thriller has made another $19 million and has shown itself to be a box office success even in the colder months of January where it’s not exactly pulling in the largest of box office numbers. Not exactly a twist from a director known for twists.

The premieres for the weekend didn’t fare well at all. The Kid Who Would Be King, Joe Cornish’s kid-oriented fantasy of modern knights and demons, debuted only at #4 with a weekend gross of $7.2 million, lagging not far behind Aquaman which made $7.3 million. It seems strange that family entertainment wouldn’t be a bigger hit in a month with little of that. But then again, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still in theaters and still doing well at #5, proving to have the legs to stick around into February as it continues to win awards for being a groundbreaking animated film.

Also debuting lower is Serenity, a new drama by Steven Knight. This one doesn’t seem as surprising given both the lack of promotion for the picture and the abysmally negative critic reviews, declaring the film as an early front-runner for the worst of the year. The movie only came in at #8 for the weekend with a gross of $4.8 million.

Worth noting is that Dragon Ball Super: Broly is still hanging in the top 10, latching onto the #10 spot with a gross of $3.6 million. Though not the biggest box office compared to its competition, it’s a big success for FUNimation pushing anime into theaters given they’ve yet to have as big of a release as this one and for such a long time. Most anime they release in theaters are only present for a weekend if that and tend not to crack the top 10 as often. Dragon Ball Super has become the exception and may lead to more anime screenings to larger theater counts in the future.

See the full top 10 for the weekend below:
Glass ($19,049,000)
The Upside ($12,240,000)
Aquaman ($7,350,000)
The Kid Who Would Be King ($7,250,000)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($6,150,000)
Green Book ($5,413,000)
A Dog’s Way Home ($5,225,000)
Serenity ($4,800,000)
Escape Room ($4,275,000)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly ($3,600,000)


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While “Glass” Cracks Box Office Top, “Dragon Ball” Dashes In

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Given that there was only one hugely wide release for the weekend of M. Night’s Glass, one may expect that the superhero thriller would be the only one climbing the box office chart to the top. Well, you’d be wrong as one unexpected film shot straight into the top 5 for being in less than 2,000 theaters.

But first, the obvious winner. Yes, Glass did hit #1 for the weekend considering it was one of the most anticipated movies of January, given that its the movie tying together Unbreakable and Split for a trilogy closer. The movie made $40 million, easily conquering its budget of $20 million and making the film another box office success for the veteran director of twists.

Now for the surprise. While the disabled drama of The Upside only took a slight step down at #2, coming in at #3 was Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The anime movie based on the hit Japanese animated television series debuted to a strong $10 million, making it one of FUNimation’s most successful limited theatrical run films to date. You may recall that FUNimation has released a number of theatrical animes over the course of many years, including the wildly inspirational romance Your Name, so strong it’s getting an American remake. But, of course, the fast and violent action of Dragon Ball has always been the distributor’s bread and butter, since the television debut of Dragon Ball Z in the late 1990s.

A few films worth noting in the top 10 include Aquaman and On the Basis of Sex. If you’ve been following the box office as of late, you’re probably used to seeing Aquaman dominating the top 5 since its December debut. Though taking another dip this weekend, the DC Comics superhero epic has finally crossed over $300 million domestic and has been at $1 billion internationally for a while now, making it one of DC’s most successful movies to date. Marvel has some competition. Also creeping into the top 10 since its awards time, On the Basis of Sex, the biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, came in at #10 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million.

View the full top 10 box office results for the weekend below:

Glass ($40,586,000)
The Upside ($15,670,000)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly ($10,657,442)
Aquaman ($10,330,000)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ($7,255,000)
A Dog’s Way Home ($7,110,000)
Escape Room ($5,275,000)
Mary Poppins Returns ($5,244,000)
Bumblebee ($4,660,000)
On the Basis of Sex ($3,965,000)

Next weekend will be all about the kid fantasy. While the Steven Knight drama Serenity will be premiering 2,500 theaters, the young adventure fantasy of The Kid Who Would Be King will be hitting 3,400 theaters. Will the kid with a sword be able to slay Glass? Find out next weekend.


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