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.
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…