Zootopia Just Broke One Of Disney's Records
Seriously you guys, we thought 2015 was a great year at the box office, but 2016 hit the ground running. Disney’s Zootopia premiered in theaters last week to nearly universal critical acclaim, and audiences seem to have listened. The animated feature easily and definitively won the box office during its opening weekend. However, beyond merely garnering the number one spot, the tale of Nick Wilde and Judy Hopp also set an all-time box office record for Disney animation, cinemablend.com reports.
A new report from ComicBook.com indicates that Zootopia’s $73.7 million opening weekend box office debut makes it the best ever opening for Disney animation. Prior to the release of Zootopia, Disney's animated superhero feature Big Hero 6 held the three-day record with $56 million. Behind that, Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled both came in with roughly $50 million during their respective opening weekends.
In case you’re wondering where Frozen is on that list, it actually didn’t premiere to very much money at all back in 2013. The now legendary tale of Elsa and Anna premiered to a paltry $250,000 in a single theater, but then went on to garner close to $67 million the following week when it experienced a wide release.