Magazine article Screen International

'Zootopia' Biggest Animated Film in China

Magazine article Screen International

'Zootopia' Biggest Animated Film in China

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Disney's Zootopia retained the top spot at the Chinese box office for the period of March 14-20, pulling in a staggering $58.50m.

The family hit has amassed $170.25m after 17 days, making it the first animated film to pass the billion yuan (approximately $160m) threshold in China. It has dethroned Kung Fu Panda 3, which for three weeks held the record as the top animated film.

Alejandro G. Inarritu's The Revenant opened in second place with $31.68m from its three-day opening weekend. Riding on the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio - who attended the film's premiere in Beijing - and the triple Oscar-wins for best director, actor and cinematography last month, the film topped the daily chart on its opening day (Friday), but dropped to second spot on Saturday and Sunday.

Lionsgate's action-adventure Gods Of Egypt slipped one spot to third in its second week with $12.50m. Its China gross, which stood at $32.30m after 10 days, has outpaced its North American total.

Donnie Yen-starrer Ip Man 3 was pushed to fourth place with $8. …

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