UPDATE with more details: Disney’s Zootopia, the non-Pixar feature toon that just won’t calm down, has clicked past the $600 million mark worldwide, leaving such notable animated features like Tangled ($594M), The Croods ($587M), Monsters Inc. ($562.8M) and Cars 2 ($559.9M) in the dust. Today, the Zootopia animals will overrule DreamWorks Animation’s animals, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($603.9M), and ultimately they will stomp on Pixar’s culinary rat Ratatouille ($623.7M).
Zootopia‘s Monday made $9.4M worldwide with its cume now at $600.3M.
Stateside, Zootopia has collected $204.7M, which is 5% ahead of Finding Nemo (final B.O. initial theatrical run $339.7M). Some rival analysts doubt though that Zootopia will knock out Frozen and Disney animated princess pic’s $400M stateside. Frozen resonated with young girls, further underscored by its Oscar-winning anthem “Let It Go,” and it lived at another B.O. stratosphere. Simply put, Frozen was a fad, with merchandising continuing to fly off the shelves a year later.
Overseas, Zootopia‘s turnstiles have clicked $395.6M. The family film garnered the biggest openings ever for a Disney animated film (including Pixar) in Russia, Germany and India. In the U.S., it marked that animation studio’s best three-day opening ever with $75M — even beating Frozen ($67.4M).
Zootopia hitting the six-century milestone follows a $65M overseas weekend haul. The film is playing extremely well in China where its tally right now is $175M+ to date — making it the biggest animated film of all time, unseating Kung Fu Panda 3 which itself only recently outpaced Monkey King: Hero Is Back for the title there. Zootopia, from helmers Byron Howard and Rich Moore, is going into its third weekend in China and only dropped 33% in its second frame in that market. It is 3.5 times bigger in China than Frozen was. In only 10 days of release in the Middle Kingdom, the zooper-duper family charmer crossed $100M to become the biggest-ever Disney animated film in that market. The next markets to open will be the UK and Hong Kong.
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