This past weekend in the U.S we had the highly anticipated 10 Cloverfield Lane and the lesser anticipated The Brothers Grimsby open again each other. But which movie came out on top?
As it turns out....neither made it to the #1 spot with the brand new Disney animation, Zootopia, topping the chart in it's second week of release with a whopping $50 Million taking it over the $100 Million domestic mark with a total of $142 Million and $431 Million worldwide. Zootopia opens in the UK on the 25th March.
Coming in second place was the J.J Abrams/Bad Robot production 10 Cloverfield Lane, the mysterious follow up to the 2008 hit. The film seemingly came out of nowhere when it's first trailer debuted in January and perhaps this late marketing campaign was it's downfall? The original Cloverfield opened to $40 Million whilst this new film opened to only $25.2 Million. Still an impressive number for a film with a small budget and late marketing campaign. The film currently holds a 90% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 10 Cloverfield Lane opens in the UK this week on the 18th March.
Deadpool remained in the top 5 this weekend making an additional $10.8 Million taking it's worldwide total to a very impressive $708 Million. Considering Deadpool only cost $58 Million to make, Fox have to be incredibly happy with the results.
London Has Fallen also remained in the top 5 making $10.6 Million taking it's domestic total to only $38 Million so far. And in 5th place was the Tina Fey comedy, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, making $4.6 Million.
The biggest loser of the entire weekend was Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy, The Brothers Grimsby. The satirical film opened to a lousy $3 Million and only a 38% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film fell way behind Cohen's previous comedies; Borat ($26.4 Million), Bruno ($30.6 Million) and The Dictator ($17.4 Million). You can check out my review of the film here.
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