Box Office Results: “Allegiant” opens short of “Zootopia”
The latest installment to the “Divergent” franchise wasn’t able to tackle the animals of “Zootopia” this weekend. The box-office results show that Disney will be taking the top-spot for the third week in a row. Disney’s animal-reign will most likely come to end this week however, as “Batman vs Superman” is set to release in just a few days.
Disney’s animated-comedy “Zootopia” earned $38M across 3,959 locations to claim the number-one spot on the domestic charts. The spring hit has now earned over $200M at the domestic box-office, the film was released just three weeks ago. “Zootopia” was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, working from a screenplay written by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. The film features the voice-talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons and Shakira.
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” did manage to come in second-place with $29M across 3,740 locations. “Allegiant” was directed by Robert Schwentke, the screenplay was written by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels and Naomi Watts .
“Miracles from Heaven” from TriStar opened with $15M across 3,047 locations, that was enough to land in third-place on the domestic box-office charts. Patricia Riggen directed the faith-based film, which was adapted by Randy Brown from the book written by Christy Beam. Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson star in the film.
Paramount Pictures’ thriller “10 Cloverfield Lane” dropped to fourth-place this weekend with $12.5M across 3,427 locations. The film has now earned $45M in just two weeks. “10 Cloverfield Lane” was directed by Dan Trachtenberg and stars John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
FOX’s “Deadpool” landed in fifth-place overall with $8M, the film remained at 2,924 locations this weekend and has earned over $340M since it premiered six-weeks ago. “Deadpool” was directed by Tim Miller with character writers Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza attached to the project. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are “The Bronze,” “Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921” and “Midnight Special”.
Taking the top-spot at the limited box-office this weekend was “Kapoor & Sons” with $965K. The film opened in just 143 locations, but managed to hit sixteenth-place overall on the domestic charts. “Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921” stars Gunavanthe Aditya, Alia Bhatt and Anuradha Chandan.
Sony’s “The Bronze” opened with $421K across 1,167 locations. “The Bronze” was directed by Bryan Buckley, working off a script written by the husband and wife duo of Melissa and Winston Rauch. The film stars Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole and Haley Lu Richardson.
“Midnight Special” from Warner Bros. Pictures opened with $184K across five-locations this weekend. Jeff Nichols wrote and directed the film, which stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst.