'Zootopia' keeps 'Allegiant' at bay and remains top at the box office
According to Box Office Mojo, Walt Disney's "Zootopia" took the top spot at the box office for its third weekend in a row. The film earned another $38 million, which enabled the film to top the $200 million level in domestic markets. This is very surprising since the YA (young adult) movement seems to own top spot at the box office. The latest release of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," had most film critics believing that the popular series starring Golden Globe nominated actress Shailene Woodley would for sure topple the reign of the Disney movie. "Allegiant" earned a total of $29.1 million in U.S. and Canada. The third spot at the box office went to the faith-based film, "Miracles from Heaven," and surprised Sony pictures with such a strong opening weekend. The film garnered $15 million. Dropping from second place to fourth place was Paramount's scary "10 Cloverfield Lane," starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film earned an additional $12.5 million. Rounding off the top five was the record-breaking "Deadpool." The Ryan Reynolds flick earned another $8 million.
Watch for box office supremacy to be had by Warner Bros.' "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice." The film stars Ben Affleck (his first time wearing the batman cloak) and Henry Caville as Superman. For those looking for a little laughs and romance, Nia Vardalos is returning to her roots in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," which features a love story from the next generation. Also, the Tom Hiddleston biopic about Hank Williams will also finally be released into the theaters. The film was expected to vie for Oscar contention last fall, until its TIFF debut which did not fare well with critics.