'Zootopia' Sets Record With First-Place Debut

PHOTO: In Disneys new film "Zootopia," Judy Hopps, voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, believes anyone can be anything. Being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isnt easy, but Hopps is determined to prove herself. PlayDisney
WATCH Disney's 'Zootopia' Excites Fans at the Box Office

It was a zoo at the top of the box office over the weekend.

"Zootopia" opened in first place after earning an estimated $73.7 million from Friday through Sunday. It's the best debut ever for a Disney Animation movie, surpassing "Frozen"'s three-day total of $67.4 million in 2013.

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The sequel "London Has Fallen" took second place, opening with $21.7 million. The action film stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.

After three weekends on top, "Deadpool" fell to third place, collecting $16.4 million.

Tina Fey's latest comedy, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," made $7.6 million to land in fourth place.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

  • 1. Zootopia, $73.7 million
  • 2. London Has Fallen, $21.7 million
  • 3. Deadpool, $16.4 million
  • 4. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, $7.6 million
  • 5. Gods of Egypt, $5 million
  • 6. Risen, $3.9 million
  • 7. Kung Fu Panda 3, $3.5 million
  • 8. The Revenant, $3.3 million
  • 9. Eddie The Eagle, $3.1 million
  • 10. The Witch, $2.5 million