By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia took in $4.69 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios has now led the daily box office for 18 of the past 19 days. Zootopia was up a healthy 26 percent over Monday and down just 23 percent from last Tuesday. Daily grosses in general on Tuesday continued to be helped out by those off for Holy Week. Zootopia has grossed a very impressive $209.34 million in 19 days. That places the film 48 percent ahead of the $141.20 million 19-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6 and 19 percent behind the $257.29 million 19-day gross of last year's Inside Out.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant took second place with $2.49 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's young adult franchise starring Shailene Woodley increased 23.5 percent over Monday's performance. Allegiant continues to run below its already scaled back pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $33.54 million. The film is currently running a very underwhelming 43 percent behind the $59.18 million five-day gross of last year's The Divergent Series: Insurgent (which increased 19 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.76 million).
Sony's Miracles from Heaven grossed $1.99 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner was up a very strong 47 percent over Monday. Miracles from Heaven has grossed $21.71 million through seven days. The film is performing in line with expectations and well with its modest production cost in mind. Miracles from Heaven is currently running 37 percent behind the $34.48 million seven-day take of 2014's Heaven is for Real and is likely to make up ground in the comparison going forward thanks to strong word of mouth.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane followed in fourth place with $1.44 million. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman increased 18 percent over Monday and decreased 44 percent from last Tuesday. 10 Cloverfield Lane has grossed $47.85 million in twelve days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 8 percent ahead of the $44.16 million twelve-day gross of last year's The Visit.
Deadpool rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.989 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox was up 14 percent over Monday and down 30 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool continues to pad its total as the highest grossing release of 2016 thus far with a massive 40-day total of $342.81 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 $0.831 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy increased 24 percent over Monday and decreased 38 percent from last Tuesday. London Has Fallen has grossed $51.54 million in 19 days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is 29 percent softer than the $72.96 million 19-day gross of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen.