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Zootopia Tramples Competition, Rules Box Office Again

"Zootopia" retained its position at the top of the North American box office at the weekend, raking in $38 million to surge beyond $200 million since its debut.

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"Zootopia" retained its position at the top of the North American box office at the weekend, raking in $38 million to surge beyond $200 million since its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The animated Disney film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom, easily saw off the opening of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," according to estimates from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

"Zootopia" retained its position at the top of the North American box office at the weekend, raking in $38 million to surge beyond $200 million since its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. The animated Disney film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom, easily saw off the opening of "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," according to estimates from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. "Zootopia" had surpassed the 2013 Disney blockbuster "Frozen" on its opening weekend on March 4-6 and has a total $201.8 million in its three weeks at the movies. "Allegiant," the latest in a series of films based on the action-adventure novels by the American author Veronica Roth, has had lukewarm reviews and made $29.1 million from Friday to Sunday on its debut in cinemas. Third in the box-office standings was another new entrant, "Miracles from Heaven," a drama about a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder who finds herself miraculously cured. It pulled in $15 million at the box office, relegating low-budget horror flick "10 Cloverfield Lane" into fourth ($12.5 million). Producer J.J. Abrams has billed the movie as a "spiritual sequel" to the riginal "Cloverfield," which stunned Hollywood with earnings of $40.1 million during its opening weekend in 2008. Superhero blockbuster "Deadpool" continued its slide, down to fifth in the standings with $8 million. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were: -- "London Has Fallen" ($6.9 million) -- "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" ($2.8 million) -- "The Perfect Match" ($1.9 million) -- "The Brothers Grimsby" ($1.5 million) -- "The Revenant" ($1.2 million)

"Allegiant," the latest in a series of films based on the action-adventure novels by the American author Veronica Roth, has had lukewarm reviews and made $29.1 million from Friday to Sunday on its debut in cinemas.

Third in the box-office standings was another new entrant, "Miracles from Heaven," a drama about a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder who finds herself miraculously cured.

It pulled in $15 million at the box office, relegating low-budget horror flick "10 Cloverfield Lane" into fourth ($12.5 million).

Producer J.J. Abrams has billed the movie as a "spiritual sequel" to the riginal "Cloverfield," which stunned Hollywood with earnings of $40.1 million during its opening weekend in 2008.

Superhero blockbuster "Deadpool" continued its slide, down to fifth in the standings with $8 million.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were:

-- "London Has Fallen" ($6.9 million)

-- "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" ($2.8 million)

-- "The Perfect Match" ($1.9 million)

-- "The Brothers Grimsby" ($1.5 million)

-- "The Revenant" ($1.2 million)

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Official Site: movies.disney.com/zootopia

Director: Byron Howard and Rich Moore

Producer: Clark Spencer and John Lasseter

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio

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Official Site: movies.disney.com/zootopia

Director: Byron Howard and Rich Moore

Producer: Clark Spencer and John Lasseter

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio