Idris Elba & Shakira’s ‘Zootopia’ Picks Up $812 Million At The Box Office

Published: Sunday 10th Apr 2016 by David

Congratulations are in order for Shakira & Idris Elba!

What they’re celebrating?

The unmatched success of their new movie ‘Zootopia.’

The Disney movie is helmed by Rich Moore and Byron Howard and hit theatres on March 4th 2016.

Since then, less than eight weeks into its run, the animated release has swept up a record-breaking $812.1 million with help from its stars Elba and Shakira.

This number makes it the highest-grossing movie of 2016 thanks to support from $231.4 million pulled in from China, $28.2 million from French movie goers even before it impacts Japan on April 23rd.

So, exactly how much did Disney spend on the profit-rocking release? $151 million, recouping $19.5 million of that on its opening day in North America before crossing the $500 million in the market in its eighth weekend.

‘Variety’ adds:

Disney noted that “Zootopia” is the second highest grossing Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all time in its original release after “Frozen,” and the third-biggest overall after “Frozen” and “The Lion King.” It’s also Disney’s sixth-biggest animated release of all time and the industry’s fifth-biggest original animated film ever.

Yet to see it?

Check out its trailer below…

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  1. Idris’ Future Wife April 10, 2016

    Kevin the W**** wishes he could.

  2. La Lopez April 10, 2016

    Breaking: Beyonce to release Animaltopia! #copycat

    • Hips Don’t Lie…Like Beyoncé Does April 10, 2016

      You know she’s got to be pressed none of her movies have done this well.

      • Anti-Singing garbage voices. April 10, 2016

        Animations, children movies always do well,so stfup with ur Beyonce bs.

    • Anti-Singing garbage voices. April 10, 2016

      Poor u. No life huh? And JLho copies a lot, so stfup.

  3. Sanity Slain April 10, 2016

    That is awesome!!!

  4. JOHNVIDAL April 10, 2016

    When is TGJ going to stop acting like these animated films success (or lack, when they flop) is due the “celebrities” that lend their voices to the characters? It´s just so not how it works. Stop it.

    • Hips Don’t Lie…Like Beyoncé Does April 10, 2016

      Girl bye! You think they paid Idris for nothing? You are just salty and it’s so sad. These Hollywood studios wouldn’t pay the actors what they do if they didn’t think they could make money for the movie.

      • JOHNVIDAL April 10, 2016

        You are crazy if you think parents take their children to these animated movies because anyone (insert the name you want) lent their voice for the film. You are totally crazy. Of course they pay them, it´s an important job to take. Has nothing to do with the success or lack of success of these films. Which was the point. Now bye and educate yourself about films. In this case, judging by your name you are just a Shakira fan that want to make this seem like more important than it is, like how Rihanna fans did with that home film or Beyonce fans with the one Beyonce participated in. Just no, it doesn´t work like that.

  5. cocobutta April 10, 2016

    The part with the sloths just had my belly laughing so hard for no damn reason.

    So sloooooow at everything.
    My niece and I enjoyed it.

    Idris voice suited character to a tee.

    Good job by all especially the Bunny and Fox.

  6. King B April 10, 2016

    I hope those people buy her albums and her tour tickets. Singer actually earn more than all those Hollywood actors. So even if it grossed 1 billion, you’ll never saw them on Forbes List. Ask Idina Menzel or Chris Hemsworth or Jennifer Lawrence. Those in the top 5 are usually singers like Beyoncé, Talk show host like Ellen, Oprah and basketball player.

  7. DIABETIC STROKE April 10, 2016

    ^^^thats becuz actorz are usually paid on a SET RATE like $1 million per film or $10 million per film etc upfront regardless of gross. Budget >>> gross.

  8. k April 10, 2016

    Lol that movie is fun.

  9. shakira stan April 10, 2016

    The power of shakira …Beyonce could never !!;

    • BeyKnowlesBest April 10, 2016

      What’s a Shakiro?

  10. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? April 10, 2016

    This is great. Animated movies are slaying for dear life. I see Shakira’s song is finally making some healthy gain on the Hot 100. It’s nice to see her on her way to a hit again, but I wish Idris recorded a song just for fun.

  11. frmluz April 10, 2016

    Lol.I must be loving under a rock because this is the first time I’ve heard of this film. Anyway congrats to all involved.

  12. Tran anti bloper honey love but it okay girl April 10, 2016


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