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Box Office: Four Reasons Disney's 'Zootopia' Is Breaking Records

March 7, 2016

Zootopia is more than just a massive hit; it’s a record-breaker. The Walt Disney film snagged a $73.7 million opening weekend (as of this writing), which is a record for a Walt Disney animated feature, the biggest non-summer animated opening, the ninth-biggest animated debut of all time, and the third-biggest opening ever for a wholly original motion picture. It has earned $232.5m worldwide since opening in a handful of territories a couple weeks ago and will now cash in on superlative word-of-mouth and dynamite reviews. Just for fun, let’s examine a handful of reasons, some more obvious than others, as to why this toon broke out so big last weekend.

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