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Thursday Night Previews: Zootopia Hopps to the Top - Update

March 4th, 2016

Zootopia

Judy Hopps and the rest of the cast of Zootopia got off to a great start earning $1.7 million during its Thursday previews. This doesn't sound like a lot compared to Deadpool, which earned more than $12 million just a few weeks ago. However, family films rarely do this well during previews. In fact, Kung Fu Panda 3 didn't even bother with previews. A good comparison is Home, which opened this month last year. That film earned $650,000 during its previews and its reviews were only mixed. As expected, Zootopia is no longer earning 100% positive reviews, but its Tomatometer Score is still a stunning 99% positive. This should help its word-of-mouth and a record-breaking run is still well within reach.

London Has Fallen only managed half of what Zootopia earned with $850,000 in previews. This is $50,000 more than Gods of Egypt pulled in last Thursday and that film only managed $14.12 million during its opening. Granted, London Has Fallen has better reviews, but again, not by enough to make a substantial difference. I think both movies will end up losing money in the end.

We have estimates for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, but not solid numbers. It pulled in between $320,000 to $350,000 in previews, which less than half or what Sisters earned in previews. It is almost identical to Triple 9's previews from last week, which is a really bad sign. It might miss predictions over the weekend.

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Filed under: Midnight Box Office, Deadpool, Kung Fu Panda 3, Gods of Egypt, Sisters, London Has Fallen, Triple 9, Zootopia, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Ginnifer Goodwin