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Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Crosses $1 Billion Globally

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ crosses the $1 billion mark this past weekend, becoming the fourth animated feature ever to cross the $1 billion threshold behind ‘Frozen, ‘Minions’ and ‘Toy Story 3.’

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia crossed the $1 billion mark yesterday, becoming Disney’s second billion-dollar release of 2016 and its 11th ever. Worldwide, it’s the number-one animated film of the year and just the fourth animated film ever to cross the $1 billion threshold. It’s also one of the biggest original films of all time. Among Disney Animation releases, it ranks number two globally behind only Frozen.

As of June 5, Zootopia has grossed $337.2 million domestically and $663.5 million internationally for a global total of $1,000.7 million. With a resounding 98 percent Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, Zootopia has been universally embraced by audiences. It earned an A CinemaScore from domestic audiences and spent three weeks at #1 following its $75 million debut -- the highest ever three-day opening for Disney Animation and the biggest animated opening ever in the month of March. It remained in the top 10 domestically for 13 weeks. In China, Zootopia is the highest grossing animated film of all time and Disney’s biggest release ever there, while in Russia it is the second biggest industry release ever behind only Avatar.

Zootopia is the latest in a string of major critical and commercial successes from Walt Disney Animation Studios, beginning in 2010 with Tangled ($594 million) and including Wreck-It Ralph ($478 million), Big Hero 6 ($658 million), and of course 2013’s Frozen ($1.277 billion). These five films boast average Rotten Tomatoes scores of 91 percent and have brought in $4 billion in combined global box office.

Zootopia was released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada on March 4 and is due out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on June 7.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.