‘Zootopia’ Races Past $600M Worldwide & Will Overtake ‘Madagascar 2’ Animals Today

By Anthony D'Alessandro, Anita Busch

Courtesy of Disney

UPDATE with more details: Disney’s Zootopiathe 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.

Meanwhile, KFP3 has tipped the $400M scale for DreamWorks Animation worldwide. The film is still very much in the middle of its international run, opening in 40 new markets last weekend and maintaining No. 1 holds in its second weekends in Mexico and the UK. Domestically, KFP3 has grossed $138M+ through this past weekend. Internationally through Sunday, the gross was at $260M.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/03/zootopia-worldwide-box-office-600-million-mark-1201724367/