When we first saw the hilarious trailers for Disney’s Zootopia, we knew it was going to bring in a lot of money at the box office, but we would be lying if we said we knew it was going to be THIS successful.
New releases are always looking for three things: the audience’s reaction, reviews from critics and numbers at the box office. Zootopia has dominated all three categories. Fans absolutely love the movie, it’s sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
That’s right, folks. Billion. It’s only the fourth animated film in history to reach the $1 billion mark. The other three titles being Frozen, Toy Story 3 and Minions. That’s some pretty good company to be in.
Disney probably had a good idea this was coming after the film shocked everyone with a record breaking $73.7 million domestic opening weekend in March.
In total, there have been 26 movies to hit $1 billion worldwide. Of those 26 films, Disney (or its sub-studios) released 11 of them. But if you look at those 11 titles, most of them were either musicals or films that already had an established fanbase.
Zootopia was 100% original, which makes its success even more satisfying. If you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen the movie, you can still watch it inside most theaters. Or if you want to stay home, it’s scheduled to be released tomorrow (June 7) on Blu-ray and DVD.[mashshare]