Weekend Box Office: ‘Zootopia’ Stays on Top; ‘Brothers Grimsby’ Bombs

3D Computer-Animated Family Film

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia stays on top of the box office for a second weekend in a row, adding another $50 million to its gross and holding off the J.J. Abrams-produced secretive thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane.

In its second weekend, the critically acclaimed 3D computer-animated family film about a plucky rabbit policewoman, has earned $142.6 million stateside.

Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, a low-budgeted Cloverfield Lane opened to a pleasing $25.2 million in North America, easily earning back its budget in just one weekend. The sort-of sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr., and it earned a B- grade from audiences at CinemaScore. Super glad to see it open strong.

Remaining in the third spot was 20th Century Fox’s R-rated superhero send-up Deadpool ($328.1 million domestic total), followed by the other two returning films: the Gerard Butler-starring action flick London Has Fallen ($38.9 million total); and the Tina Fey war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ($14.6 million total).

Lionsgate’s romantic comedy The Perfect Match opened in sixth place with $4.2 million from 925 theaters, while Focus Features’ biblical drama The Young Messiah opened in seventh to $3.4 million from 1,761 theaters and received an A- CinemaScore.

But Sacha Baron Cohen‘s vulgar action comedy The Brothers Grimsby tanked with just over $3 million from 2,225 locations in its opening, making it Cohen’s lowest opening ever. The Sony spy comedy earned a B+ CinemaScore and scored an underwhelming 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out this weekend’s top ten, based on studio estimates:

Weekend Box Office March 13

Join me next week for Lionsgate’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Sony’s Miracles from Heaven.