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Zootopia cruised past the $100 million mark this weekend while holding on to the number one spot, leaving newcomers scattered and limping all over the top ten.
The Disney animated hit dropped just 30%+ this weekend, adding $50 million to its now $142 million total. That sent it soaring past Kung Fu Panda 3 as the year's top selling animated feature to date and the second highest grossing so far behind Deadpool's staggering $328 million (and still climbing) total.
Deadpool, which still has a fighting chance of supplanting American Sniper's $350 million domestic total to become second highest grossing rated-R movie of all time, slipped to third place this weekend, giving way to 10 Cloverfield Lane. The sequel opened with $25 million, a respectable total but well short of expectations and even shorter than is predecessor, Cloverfield which banked $40 million on its opening weekend in 2008.
The Perfect Match came up less than perfect. The movie did open in just under 1,000 venues, but even so its $4 million opening weekend was underwhelming. It fared better than The Young Messiah, which settled in at seventh place with just $3 million.
This weekend's big loser was eighth place The Brothers Grimsby. The Sacha Baron Cohen comedy was dead on arrival with little praise from critics and even less love from audiences. With just $3 million domestic and little more than $10 million in international sales, it's a solid box office bomb if its rumored $80+ million production budget is anywhere near true. Ths movie marks the lowest ever opening for Cohen and the first movie by director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk (2008), The Clash of the Titans (2010)) to open under $10 million.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: