Zootopia Ranks As Second Largest Original Movie Of All-Time

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Disney's surprise hit Zootopia has entered into historic territory. According to Forbes and Box Office Mojo, Zootopia is now the second largest original movie of all-time, trailing only James Cameron's Avatar. By "original" movie, Forbes qualifies that it's a movie "not based on a television show, a comic book, a novel, or a stage play," nor is it a sequel, prequel, reboot or based on actual historical events, which basically eliminates just about every big box office movie made over the last 20 or so years.

To date, Zootopia has made nearly $1 billion, making it Disney's eleventh biggest movie of all time. In terms of animated fare, Zootopia ranks fourth behind Toy Story 3, The Minions and Frozen. Zootopia is also the sixth best "non-prequel/sequel" behind Avatar, Titanic, Frozen, Jurassic Park and Alice in Wonderland...which arguably could be seen as a loose sequel to the original Alice in Wonderland books and/or animated film.

Thanks to the performance of Zootopia and Captain America: Civil War, Disney has already made over $4 billion in ticket sales this year, which is especially impressive given Alice Through the Looking Glass's poor performance over the weekend.

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(via Forbes)