By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia grossed $3.72 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios has now led the daily box office for 17 of the past 18 days. Zootopia was down 67 percent from Sunday and down a slim 19 percent from last Monday. Daily grosses in general on Monday were helped out by those off for Holy Week. Zootopia has grossed a very impressive $204.65 million in 18 days. That places the film 48 percent ahead of the $137.93 million 18-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6 and 18 percent behind the $250.85 million 18-day gross of last year's Inside Out.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant took second place with $2.02 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's young adult franchise starring Shailene Woodley was down 68 percent from Sunday's performance. Allegiant passed the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed $31.05 million in four days of release. The film is running below its already scaled back expectations and a very underwhelming 44 percent behind the $55.42 million four-day start of last year's The Divergent Series: Insurgent (which fell 72 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.16 million).
Sony's Miracles from Heaven claimed third with $1.35 million. The modestly budgeted faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner fell 70 percent from Sunday. Miracles from Heaven has grossed $19.72 million in six days. The film is performing in line with expectations and is performing well with its modest production cost in mind. Miracles from Heaven is running 38.5 percent behind the $32.04 million six-day take of 2014's Heaven is for Real, though Miracles from Heaven wasn't expected to perform as strongly as Heaven is for Real did and could potentially display stronger holder power.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane followed closely behind in fourth place with $1.23 million. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman declined 64 percent from Sunday and a solid 41 percent from last Monday. 10 Cloverfield Lane has grossed $46.41 million in eleven days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 7 percent ahead of the $43.21 million eleven-day gross of last year's The Visit.
Deadpool rounded out Monday's top five with $0.865 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox was down just 61 percent from Sunday and down 26.5 percent from last Monday. Deadpool continues to pad its total as the highest grossing release of 2016 thus far with a massive 39-day total of $341.82 million. Deadpool is likely to start falling off much harder when Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice enters the marketplace on Thursday evening.
London Has Fallen placed in sixth with $0.670 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy fell 66 percent from Sunday and 34 percent from last Monday. London Has Fallen has grossed $50.71 million in 18 days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is 29.5 percent softer than the $71.98 million 18-day gross of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen.