By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia continued to lead the box office with ease on Tuesday with a daily gross of $6.05 million. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up 32 percent from Monday and up a very strong 13 percent over last Tuesday. In addition to being helped by strong word of mouth and more schools being off for spring break this week, Zootopia likely also received an added boost from yesterday's primary elections. Zootopia passed the $150 million mark yesterday and has grossed a very impressive $154.61 million in twelve days. That places the film 36 percent ahead of the $113.31 million twelve-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane held steady in second place with $2.58 million. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman was up a healthy 23 percent over Monday's performance. 10 Cloverfield Lane has grossed $29.36 million in five days. The film is performing in line with expectations and is performing well with its modest price tag in mind. 10 Cloverfield Lane is currently running just ahead of the $28.89 million five-day start of last year's The Visit (which increased 15 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $1.86 million).
Deadpool grossed $1.41 million to remain in third. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox was up 16 percent over Monday and down a very slim 16 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool continues to pad its total as the highest grossing release of 2016 thus far with a massive 33-day gross of $330.80 million. Deadpool is likely to continue to hold up well until Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice enters the marketplace on March 25.
London Has Fallen followed closely behind in fourth place with $1.35 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy increased 33 percent over Monday and was down a solid 37 percent from last Tuesday. The twelve-day total for London Has Fallen stands at $41.37 million. That is in line with expectations and is 29 percent below the $58.22 million twelve-day gross of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen.
Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.608 million. The R-rated comedy starring Tina Fey was up a strong 45 percent over Monday and down just 25 percent from last Tuesday. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has grossed $15.67 million in twelve days. That is below expectations and is 34 percent behind the $23.82 million twelve-day gross of 2014's This is Where I Leave You.