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Los Angeles (AFP) - Disney's "Zootopia" earned $50 million at the US box office during its second weekend for a total of $143 million following a record-setting debut for Disney Animation Studios, industry estimates showed Sunday.
The film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom had surpassed the 2013 Disney blockbuster "Frozen" on its opening weekend.
Paramount's "10 Cloverfield Lane" debuted in a distant second place, with a better-than-expected estimate of $25.2 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
Producer J.J. Abrams has billed the low-budget horror movie -- starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. -- as a "spiritual sequel" to the original "Cloverfield," which stunned Hollywood with earnings of $40.1 million during its opening weekend in 2008.
Superhero blockbuster "Deadpool" maintained its third spot for another week with $10.8 million, contributing to its $328 million take over five weeks.