By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia took in $4.55 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film was down just 1 percent from Wednesday, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. It should be noted that the St. Patrick's Day holiday slows business more for films aimed at adults than it does for films aimed at family audiences. Compared to last Thursday, Zootopia was up a terrific 16 percent. Zootopia was easily the week's top film with a second week take of $71.15 million. That was down just 23 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a very impressive $163.77 million. Zootopia is currently running 42 percent ahead of the $115.62 million two-week take of 2014's Big Hero 6.
Sony's Miracles from Heaven held steady in second with $1.67 million. The faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner was down 12 percent from Wednesday, which represented a healthy first Thursday hold for a Wednesday release. Miracles from Heaven has grossed $3.56 million in its first two days of release. That is 49 percent below the $7.03 million two-day midweek start of 2014's Heaven is for Real. If Miracles from Heaven were to maintain a similar pace throughout the weekend, it would be headed for a five-day start in the area of $15 million. However, it is possible that Miracles from Heaven could be a bit more back-loaded towards the weekend in comparison given that Heaven is for Real opened during Holy Week.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane took in $1.48 million to remain in third place. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman was down a sharp 18 percent from Wednesday, as St. Patrick's Day clearly took a toll on the film yesterday. 10 Cloverfield Lane placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $32.68 million. That was in line with the film's wide-ranging expectations and represented a healthy start with the film's modest price tag in mind. 10 Cloverfield Lane is running 5 percent ahead of the $31.00 million seven-day start of last year's The Visit.
Deadpool grossed $1.02 million to claim fourth place. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox was down a respectable 9 percent from Wednesday and down just 25 percent from last Thursday. Deadpool placed in third for the week with a weekly haul of $15.66. That represented a 30 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's five-week total to a massive $332.94 million.
London Has Fallen rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.856 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy declined 11 percent from Wednesday and 36 percent from last Thursday. London Has Fallen finished in fourth this week with $15.01 million. The film was down 47 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $43.20 million in two weeks.