Zootopia, Disney Animation Studios’ animated family film, has amassed another $200M in only a week’s time and is set to cross the $500 million mark globally today. It is now in its third week in the U.S., China and Russia. Zootopia marks the third consecutive title from the Animation Studios to reach this milestone following Frozen and Big Hero 6.
Zootopia has so far grossed $164M domestically and $327M internationally for a worldwide total of $491M through yesterday. Internationally, it’s already Disney’s biggest animated release ever in China, Russia, and Thailand. The Byron Howard/Rich Moore-directed film is about an earnest bunny cop and a con artist fox who team to uncover a conspiracy.
Following an opening gross of $75M in its first weekend out in the U.S., the film continued its No. 1 spot for two weeks and dropped a mere 32% in its sophomore frame. Thanks to that film, the overall box office in the states ran past the $2B mark.
Internationally, its biggest markets to date are China ($134.8M), France ($24.3M) and Russia ($22.2M). The film bowed in China and Russia when both countries were celebrating Women’s Day, which helped to boost its grosses there. It sailed past $100M in China in only 10 days of release to blow past Disney Animation’s previous record-holder in the territory — Big Hero 6, which had an $83.5M crown.
Major markets still to come include the UK on March 25 and Japan on April 23.
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