Going to keep this one short and sweet as the box office the weekend before the release of Orphan Fight (aka Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) was pretty humdrum. We had Disney’s Zootopia once again retaining its crown as box-office champ for third consecutive weekend as it posted $38 million and seeing its attendance drop less than 26% from the previous weekend. Overseas it has posted earnings of more than $390 million to supersede the domestic earnings of $200M+. The latest (final?) installment of Lionsgate’s Divergent series, Allegiant, posted the worst opening for the franchise with just $29 million. That’s a far cry from the $54 million Divergent made in 2014 or the $52 million Insurgent made this same weekend one year ago. Ouch.
Sony’s Sunday parishioner-friendly Miracles from Heaven opened mid-week but would pull in $15 million in the waning days of Spring Break. The only other film to post double-digit earnings was Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane (the same studio I might add decided to drop the March 18th release of its animated The Little Prince – it has since been picked up by Netflix for a fall release) with $12.5 million.
To see the full results of the Top 10 skip to the bottom. For those wondering what will be the #1 film of the weekend, it will be Universal with the upset as My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will best the opening of Batman vs. Super… just kidding. No way a sequel 14 years after MBFGW was a box-office smash (I think still holding the record for the biggest money earner for a film that never placed first in all the weekends it played – which was a total of 52 weeks, including an 18-week stretch at No. 10 or better!) will beat the fight among the two hero orphans. If Deadpool can open with $132 million, the least BvS can do is open north of Man of Steel‘s $116 million debut from June 2013, right?
01. Zootopia – $38 Million ($201.8M)
02. The Divergent Series: Allegiant – $29 Million
03. Miracles from Heaven – $15 Million ($18.5M)
04. 10 Cloverfield Lane – $12.5 Million ($45.1M)
05. Deadpool – $8 Million ($340.9M)
06. London Has Fallen – $6.89 Million ($50M)
07. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – $2.8 Million ($19.2M)
08. The Perfect Match – $1.9 Million ($7.3M)
09. The Brothers Grimsby – $1.4 Million ($5.9M)
10. The Revenant – $1.2 Million ($181.1M)
Tags: 10 cloverfield lane, Allegiant, box office, Divergent, Zootopia