Bunny Hops and Fox Trots To The Top! Zootropolis Tops the UK Weekend Box Office in its Third Week of Release
“ZOOTROPOLIS IS GLORIOUSLY FUNNY” – ROBBIE COLLIN, TELEGRAPH
“I LAUGHED ALL THE WAY THROUGH” – MARK KERMODE, BBC FIVE LIVE
“DESTINED TO BECOME ANOTHER DISNEY CLASSIC” – ALI PLUMB, BBC RADIO 1
This week Disney’s ZOOTROPOLIS continues its global domination at the box office with an impressive new result – topping the UK weekend box office on its third week of release. The comedy caper about a modern mammal metropolis - which continues to delight kids and adults alike - out performed both the reigning number one film Batman v Superman and new opener The Huntsman over the weekend to take £2.36m during its third weekend on release, bringing its total UK box office takings to date to £18.6m.
The film was the biggest over the 3 day weekend and the result follows praise from critics across the globe whose reviews have certified Zootropolis “fresh” with a 99% on leading reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The film has already been topping the global box office and has cumed over $852.52M to date with Japan still to open. In the US the film has taken nearly $300M alone and in Russia the film is the second biggest film of all time – behind Avatar. In Europe the film continues to perform strongly as school holidays come to a close with the film still sitting at number 2 at the German box office after 6 weeks of general release.
Hot on the heels of ZOOTROPOLIS, Disney’s live action version of THE JUNGLE BOOK also releases this Friday with spectacular early reviews and an extremely rare ‘fresh’ score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film had a strong debut overseas where it was #1 in all the territories in which it opened this weekend.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy.
Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootropolis,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”) and is in cinemas everywhere now.
ZOOTROPOLIS IS IN CINEMAS NOW