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Published On: Mon, Mar 21st, 2016

‘Allegiant’ tanks as ‘Zootopia’ win tops box office, ‘Miracles From Heaven’ opens strong

Disney’s animated hit Zootopia has claimed a top box office spot for the third straight weekend in a row, topping Allegiant, the third film in the Divergent series.

Zootopia-PosterWith an estimated $38+ million this weekend, and having recently crossed the $200 million domestic tally, Zootopia is closing in on $600 million worldwide thanks to strong international support, Collider noted in their coverage.

Allegiant, based on the Veronic Roth novel, missed the mark and earned just over $29 million. In fact, the news is so grim, Lionsgate shares dropped 3%.

“Shares are down about 3% in early trading today — bringing the six-month drop to more than 45% — after the film generated $29 million domestically,” Deadline noted on Monday. “…They don’t believe the film will have a chance to catch up. Next week it will compete with Batman Vs. Superman, which will take over Imax screens.”

The other debut, Patricia Riggen’s faith-based drama Miracles from Heaven, finished in the third spot, earning over $18 million since it’s Wednesday opening.

“Every movie on this weekend’s top ten took at least a 25% hit at the box office, though 10 Cloverfield Lane and Zootopia were the only ones that received a bump in theater count.” (Source)

Take a look at this snapshot of the weekend box office’s top ten:

Title Weekend Total
1. Zootopia $38,042,000 $201.8
2. The Divergent Series: Allegiant $29,050,000 $29.1
3. Miracles from Heaven $15,000,000 $18.6
4. 10 Cloverfield Lane $12,500,000 $45.2
5. Deadpool $8,000,000 $340.9
6. London Has Fallen $6,894,000 $50.1
7. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $2,805,000 $19.3
8. The Perfect Match $1,900,000 $7.3
9. The Brothers Grimsby $1,400,000 $5.9
10. The Revenant $1,225,000 $181.2

Theo James Divergent Series Allegiant poster

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