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NORTH AMERICA: 'Zootopia' Adds $3.73M on Wednesday, Nears $90M In Just Six Days; 'London Has Fallen' Claims $27M Six-Day Start; 'Deadpool' Passes $315M Domestically on March 10, 2016

030216predictions.jpgDisney reports today that Zootopia easily remained in first place on Wednesday with a $3.725 million take. That lifts the animated smash hit's domestic cume up to $88.7 million through just six days of release, putting it 20 percent ahead of where Big Hero 6 stood at the same point in its cycle. A repeat performance in first place is expected this weekend for the Disney Animation flick.

London Has Fallen grabbed second place again with $1.415 million yesterday, bringing its six-day U.S. haul up to $26.84 million. The action sequel is currently trending 30 percent behind its 2013 predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen.

Deadpool claimed third place again on Wednesday with another $1.33 million added to the bank. That gives the Merc with a Mouth a domestic total of $315.9 million through 27 days of release -- 23 percent ahead of where Guardians of the Galaxy stood at the comparable point.

Meanwhile, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot added $0.585 million in fourth place yesterday for an underwhelming six-day take of $9.4 million since its debut. Gods of Egypt filled out the top five with $0.41 million on Wednesday -- down 50 percent from last week -- and a 13-day cume of $24.45 million.

 

NORTH AMERICA: 'Zootopia' Totals $85.0M in Five Days After Leading Tuesday with $5.37M; 'London Has Fallen' Second with $2.13M; 'Deadpool' Third with $1.67M on March 09, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Disney's Zootopia grossed $5.37 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a solid 18 percent over Monday's performance. Zootopia has grossed a very strong $84.98 million in five days of release. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $75.68 million five-day start of 2014's The LEGO Movie and 18 percent ahead of the $71.88 million five-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6. Zootopia is expected to remain comfortably in first place over the upcoming weekend.

London Has Fallen held steady in second place with $2.13 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy was up a healthy 29 percent over Monday. London Has Fallen has grossed $25.42 million in five days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is also 30 percent below the $36.20 million five-day start of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen (which increased 11 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $3.07 million).

Fox's Deadpool took in $1.67 million to remain in third place. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film was up 17 percent over Sunday and down a solid 41 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool has totaled a massive $314.58 million in 26 days. The film is running an extremely impressive 51 percent ahead of the $208.53 million 26-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot continued to claim fourth with $0.808 million. The R-rated comedy starring Tina Fey was up a strong 43.5 percent. However, in the bigger picture Whiskey Tango Foxtrot continues to run below expectations with a five-day start of $8.81 million. The film is running 35 percent behind the $13.63 million five-day start of 2014's This is Where I Leave You (which was up 40 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $0.864 million).

Gods of Egypt rounded out the day's top five with $0.565 million. Lionsgate's expensive action fantasy film was up 31 percent over Monday and down a sharp 56 percent from last Tuesday. Gods of Egypt has grossed just $24.04 million in twelve days, which is especially disappointing with both the film's price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind.

NORTH AMERICA: 'Zootopia' Nears $80M After Leading Monday with $4.54M; 'London Has Fallen' Second with $1.65M; 'Deadpool' Third with $1.43M on March 08, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Disney's Zootopia took in $4.54 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 81 percent from Sunday. Zootopia has grossed a very strong $79.61 million through four days of release. That places the film 10 percent ahead of the $72.54 million four-day start of 2014's The LEGO Movie and an impressive 30 percent ahead of the $61.38 million four-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6. Given its strong early word of mouth and the relative lack of competition for family audiences it will continue to face throughout March, Zootopia is likely to hold up very well going forward.

London Has Fallen claimed second place with $1.65 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy declined 70 percent from Sunday's performance. London Has Fallen has grossed $23.29 million in four days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is also 30 percent below the $33.14 million four-day start of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen (which fell 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.76 million).

Fox's Deadpool followed closely behind in third place with $1.43 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film was down 70 percent from Sunday and down a solid 39 percent from last Monday. Deadpool has totaled a massive $312.91 million in 25 days. The film is running an extremely impressive 51 percent ahead of the $207.29 million 25-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot finished in fourth with $0.563 million. The R-rated comedy starring Tina Fey declined 69 percent from Sunday. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has grossed $8.01 million in four days, which is a bit below expectations. The film is running 35.5 percent behind the $12.42 million four-day start of 2014's This is Where I Leave You (which fell 69 percent on its first Monday to gross $0.864 million).

Gods of Egypt rounded out Monday's top five with $0.432 million. Lionsgate's expensive action fantasy film was down 73 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 55 percent from last Monday. Gods of Egypt has grossed just $23.48 million in eleven days, which is especially disappointing with both the film's price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind.

NORTH AMERICA: Weekend Actuals: 'Zootopia' Registers Fourth Largest March Debut of All-Time with $75.1M; 'London Has Fallen' Second with $21.6M; 'Deadpool' Passes $300M After $16.7M Take on March 07, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Disney's Zootopia was off to a terrific start this weekend a $75.06 million debut. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios registered the fourth largest opening weekend ever in the month of March (behind only 2012's The Hunger Games, 2010's Alice in Wonderland and 2013's Oz: The Great and Powerful). Zootopia represents another very strong performer for Walt Disney Animation Studios and topped the $67.39 million opening weekend of 2013's Frozen to generate the largest opening weekend ever for the animation studio (though it should be noted that the opening weekend performance of Frozen was deflated from opening on a Wednesday). Compared to the most recent film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zootopia opened an impressive 33.5 percent ahead of the $56.22 million start of 2014's Big Hero 6. A strong marketing campaign, having the current family marketplace largely to itself and exceptional critical reviews all contributed to the strong start for Zootopia this weekend.

Zootopia opened with $19.50 million on Friday (which included an estimated $1.7 million on Thursday evening), increased 62 percent on Saturday to take in $31.64 million and decreased just 24 percent on Sunday to gross $23.93 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 3.85 to 1. Zootopia had clear four-quadrant appeal this weekend, as the film's audience skewed towards female moviegoers (53 percent) and towards moviegoers 25 years and younger (54 percent). Family audiences represented 73 percent of the film's overall audience. Early word of mouth looks to be especially strong for Zootopia, as the film received an A rating on CinemaScore and currently boasts a 96 percent Flixster audience score. Given its strong word of mouth and the relative lack of competition for family audiences it will continue to face throughout March, Zootopia is very likely to hold up well going forward.

London Has Fallen debuted in a distant second place with $21.64 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy opened in line with pre-release expectations. London Has Fallen did debut 29 percent below the $30.37 million start of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, but had been widely expected to debut below its predecessor. Instead, the film opened closer to the $24.85 million debut of 2013's White House Down. London Has Fallen was likely helped out a bit this weekend by the ongoing poor performances of both Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt and Open Road's Triple 9.

London Has Fallen started with $7.54 million on Friday (which included an estimated $850,000 from Thursday evening shows), was up 13 percent on Saturday to gross $8.52 million and is estimated to decline 34 percent on Sunday to gross $5.58 million. That gave London Has Fallen an opening weekend to Friday ratio of 2.87 to 1. The audience breakdown for London Has Fallen skewed towards male moviegoers (60 percent) and heavily towards moviegoers 25 years and older (76 percent). London Has Fallen received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore and has a current Flixster audience score of 64 percent, which suggest that the film is going over better with moviegoers than it has with critics.

After leading the weekend box office for each of the past three frames, Fox's Deadpool fell to third place this weekend with $16.73 million. In the process, the Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film surpassed the $300 million domestic mark, which made it the first X-Men universe film ever to do so (without adjusting for ticket price inflation). Deadpool decreased 46 percent from last weekend's performance, as the film took a hit from the added presence of both Zootopia and London Has Fallen in the marketplace. The 24-day total for Deadpool stands at a massive $311.48 million. That is an extremely impressive 51 percent stronger than the $206.26 million 24-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot debuted in fourth place with $7.44 million. The R-rated comedy starring Tina Fey opened below expectations and registered one of the lower debuts of a wide release staring Fey to date. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opened 36 percent below the $11.56 million start of 2014's This is Where I Leave You and opened just 21 percent above the $6.15 million debut of 2013's Admission. At the end of the day, being a war comedy made Whiskey Tango Foxtrot a much tougher sell than most of Fey's previous films.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opened with $2.42 million on Friday, increased a sizable 32 percent on Saturday to take in $3.20 million and fell 43 percent on Sunday to gross $1.82 million. That gave Whiskey Tango Foxtrot an estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of 3.07 to 1. The film skewed towards female moviegoers (56 percent) and heavily towards moviegoers over the age of 25 (89 percent). Whiskey Tango Foxtrot received a modest B rating on CinemaScore and has a current Flixster audience score of 64 percent. With word of mouth appearing to be mixed, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is unlikely to hold up as well as Fey's films have tended to do in the past.

Meanwhile, Gods of Egypt rounded out the weekend's top five with $5.20 million. Lionsgate's expensive action fantasy film was down a very sharp 63 percent from last weekend's already soft debut. Gods of Egypt has grossed just $23.05 million in ten days, which is especially disappointing with both the film's price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind.

NORTH AMERICA: Platform Watch: 'Knight of Cups' off to a Modest $57K Start in NY/LA on March 06, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Broad Green Pictures' Knight of Cups started its platform release with an estimated $56,688 from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the Terrence Malick directed film starring Christian Bale a per-location average of $14,172. While that represented the weekend's second highest per-location average (behind Disney's Zootopia), it was also a modest figure given the involvement of Bale and Malick. In comparison, Malick's The Tree of Life opened with $372,920 from 4 locations (for a per-location average of $93,230) back in 2011, while 2013's To the Wonder opened with $116,551 from 17 locations (for a per-location average of $6,856). As was the case with To the Wonder, poor critical reviews have hurt the platform potential of Knight of Cups. The film currently has a lackluster Tomatometer of 47 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Knight of Cups is scheduled to receive modest expansions each of the next two weeks.

Fox's The Other Side of the Door launched in moderate release this weekend and took in an estimated $1.20 million from 546 locations. That gave the R-rated horror film starring Sarah Wayne Callies a per-location average of $2,198 for the frame. The performance of The Other Side of the Door was similar to that of Fox's The Pyramid, which opened with $1.37 million from 589 locations back in December of 2014. The Pyramid finished its domestic run with $2.75 million. Critical reviews for The Other Side of the Door have been mixed, as the film currently has a 53 percent Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sony's Měi Rén Yú (The Mermaid) took in an estimated $365,000 from 106 locations, for a per-location average of $3,443. The Stephen Chow directed Mandarin-language fantasy comedy expanded into an additional 29 locations this weekend, but was down a sizable 48 percent nonetheless. Měi Rén Yú (The Mermaid), which is the highest grossing film ever in China, has grossed $2.67 million through 17 days of platform release in North America.

Sony Pictures Classics' The Lady in the Van took in an estimated $708,468 from 429 locations, for a per-location average of $1,651. The Nicholas Hytner directed film starring Maggie Smith did lose a bit of momentum this weekend, as it was down 40 percent upon playing in 173 fewer locations this weekend. The Lady in the Van has grossed a very solid $7.11 million in 52 days (and an additional one-week Oscar qualifying run back in early December).

Oscilloscope's Embrace of the Serpent took in an estimated $67,000 from 23 locations, for a per-location average of $2,913. The critically acclaimed film from Colombia was down 33 percent from last weekend. Embrace of the Serpent only added 2 locations this weekend, but is scheduled to expand into approximately 60 new locations next weekend. Embrace of the Serpent has grossed $300,138 through 19 days of platform release.

Abramorama's Trapped debuted with an estimated $20,385 from 3 locations in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., for a per-location average of $6,795. The pro-choice documentary directed by Dawn Porter currently has a 100 percent Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. Trapped will open in new cities each of the next two weekends.


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