By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia took in $4.54 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 81 percent from Sunday. Zootopia has grossed a very strong $79.61 million through four days of release. That places the film 10 percent ahead of the $72.54 million four-day start of 2014's The LEGO Movie and an impressive 30 percent ahead of the $61.38 million four-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6. Given its strong early word of mouth and the relative lack of competition for family audiences it will continue to face throughout March, Zootopia is likely to hold up very well going forward.
London Has Fallen claimed second place with $1.65 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy declined 70 percent from Sunday's performance. London Has Fallen has grossed $23.29 million in four days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is also 30 percent below the $33.14 million four-day start of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen (which fell 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.76 million).
Fox's Deadpool followed closely behind in third place with $1.43 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film was down 70 percent from Sunday and down a solid 39 percent from last Monday. Deadpool has totaled a massive $312.91 million in 25 days. The film is running an extremely impressive 51 percent ahead of the $207.29 million 25-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot finished in fourth with $0.563 million. The R-rated comedy starring Tina Fey declined 69 percent from Sunday. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has grossed $8.01 million in four days, which is a bit below expectations. The film is running 35.5 percent behind the $12.42 million four-day start of 2014's This is Where I Leave You (which fell 69 percent on its first Monday to gross $0.864 million).
Gods of Egypt rounded out Monday's top five with $0.432 million. Lionsgate's expensive action fantasy film was down 73 percent from Sunday and down a sharp 55 percent from last Monday. Gods of Egypt has grossed just $23.48 million in eleven days, which is especially disappointing with both the film's price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind.