'Zootopia' in China as the film hits $112 million in 10 days2016-03-16 15:52:59Share:
'Zootopia' is off to a roaring start at the Chinese box office, with the Disney film crossing the $100-million mark after 10 days in theaters and gunning for the all-time record for an animated movie on the mainland.
The tale of a mammalian metropolis has grossed a total of $112.6 million since its March 4 release, gaining steam after its opening weekend and pulling in $88 million in the seven days ending Sunday, according to data from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway.
“Zootopia” has already become the third-highest grossing animated film ever in China, behind only DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” ($152.2 million), and the local Chinese production “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” ($147.1 million), Artisan said. (By comparison, "Zootopia" has earned about $142 million in the U.S. and Canada.)
The opening weekend “Zootopia” coincided with allegations of box-office manipulation by the distributors of the martial arts film “Ip Man 3,” starring Donnie Yen and Mike Tyson. Authorities are now probing whether that movie’s box-office receipts were inflated by fake screenings and other maneuvers.
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