Disney’s “Zootopia” dominated the box office for a second consecutive weekend, easily fending off a quartet of newcomers, according to industry figures reported by Box Office Mojo. “Zootopia” grossed another $51.3 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, pushing its total to an impressive $143.9 million since opening March 4.
Marvel’s action comedy “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds, held steady at No. 3 in its fifth weekend, grossing $10.9 million for a total of $328.2 million since opening Feb. 12. R-rated action sequel “London Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman, dropped two spots to No. 4 in its second weekend, grossing $10.8 million for a total of $39 million since opening March 4. R-rated war comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” starring Tina Fey, slipped one notch in its second weekend, grossing $4.6 million for a total of $14.6 million since opening March 4.
Of the four new movies, mystery sci-fi drama “10 Cloverfield Lane,” starring John Goodman, was the clear winner, opening at No. 2 with $24.7 million. An excellent 91 percent of reviews were positive and 85 percent of moviegoers liked “10 Cloverfield Lane,” according to movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film is “smart, solidly crafted, and palpably tense” and “makes the most of its confined setting and outstanding cast and suggests a new frontier for franchise filmmaking.”
R-rated romantic comedy “The Perfect Match,” starring Terrence J and Cassie Ventura, debuted at No. 6 with $4.2 million. Only 31 percent of reviews were positive and 62 percent of moviegoers liked “The Perfect Match,” according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Biblical drama “The Young Messiah” debuted at No. 7 with $3.29 million. A middling 52 percent of reviews were positive and 73 percent of moviegoers liked “The Young Messiah,” according to Rotten Tomatoes.
R-rated action spy comedy “The Brothers Grimsby,” starring Sacha Baron Cohen, opened at No. 8 with $3.25 million. Only 37 percent of reviews were positive and 54 percent moviegoers liked “The Brothers Grimsby,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “showers viewers with a steady stream of Sacha Baron Cohen’s edgy humor, but too many gags hit the wrong side of the line between audacious and desperate.”
This week, three new movies debut in theaters nationwide, including action sci-fi sequel “The Divergent Series: Allegiant-Part 1,” which is based on the final book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy. The other new films are inspirational Christian drama “Miracles from Heaven,” starring Jennifer Garner; and R-rated comedy “The Bronze,” starring Melissa Rauch.