Disney’s “Zootopia” dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $50 million in its sophomore weekend, pushing the animated film over $140 million domestically in its first ten days of release. And after a strong debut in China, “Zootopia” now has a global total of $431.3 million.
Debuting in a strong second place was “10 Cloverfield Lane.” The film entered its opening weekend with incredibly strong reviews, and the film got off to a great start with $1.8 million from Thursday previews and ended the weekend with an estimated $25.2 million.
“10 Cloverfield Lane” scored a “B-” CinemaScore, it played to an audience that was 61% male vs 39% female and 68% of the audience was over the age of 25. However, word-of-mouth seems to be strong, and with the excellent reviews, this little movie could have a healthy run. Well, at least until Bats v Supes.
In addition to its domestic opening, “10 Cloverfield Lane” also brought in an estimated $1.5 million from six international territories, most of which came from Australia where it brought in an estimated $1 million. So look for the International numbers to go p from here.
And to the surprise of no one, the biggest bomb of the weekend was Sony’s “The Brothers Grimsby.” The Sacha Baron Cohen comedy scored an awful $3.2 million from 2,235 theaters. The film, which has been playing overseas for a couple weeks, opened in 13 new international markets this weekend, including Russia and Germany, and grossed another $3.2 million, bringing its international cume to an estimated $11.2 million.
Looks like audiences all over the globe have grown tired of this guy’s act. Perhaps the time has come for Sacha Baron Cohen to take a break?