Zootopia battles back 10 Cloverfield Lane for 2nd box office win

1. Zootopia – $50 million [2nd weekend; $142 million total] The king of the box office roared for a consecutive week doubling up its closest competitor. Globally, the film beasted out even further with an impressive $431 million.

Zootopia is already Walt Disney’s fifth highest grossing animated film. Overcoming No.2 Big Hero 6’s $222 million looks doable, but Frozen’s $400.7 million seems untouchable.

2. 10 Cloverfield Lane – $25 million [debut week] The Cloverfield follow-up fared strong in second place. While distributor Paramount didn’t release the production budget, this was a decent haul for a spin-off for a film whose predecessor came to theaters in 2008. 

The original earned $40 million in its opening weekend en route to a $80 million total. Lane performed well with both critics and audiences so it could ultimately outdo the first film.

3. Deadpool – $10.8 million [5th week; $328 million] The highest grossing film in the X-Men franchise continues to add to its  impressive total. It’s now the 10th highest superhero movie of all time. 

Passing Guardians of the Galaxy ($333 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($336 million), but it might not have enough steam to catch Spider-Man 2 at $373 million.

4. London Has Fallen – $10.6 million [2nd week; $38.8 million] The action spectacle is closing in on its $60 million budget.

5. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – $4.6 million [2nd week; $14.5 million] Tina Fey’s latest drama/comedy isn’t connecting with audiences and the film making back its $60 million is a longshot.