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'Zootopia' dethrones 'Frozen' during opening weekend

"Frozen" fans, Disney has a new box office queen and she's a bunny.

"Zootopia" grossed more than $75 million domestically, Disney told CNBC on Monday, dethroning "Frozen" (which earned $67.4 million in its first three days) as the highest opening weekend earner for the company's animation unit.

The animated feature earned more than $235 million globally since it rolled out in international markets mid-February, likely recouping its production budget. Disney has yet to release the film's production price tag.

"Frozen" had a budget of $150 million, while "Big Hero 6" cost the studio $165 million. "Frozen" went on to gross more than $1.27 billion and "Big Hero 6" brought in $657 million, Box Office Mojo said.

Of course, a strong opening weekend doesn't constitute box office longevity. Still, praise has been high from both critics and audience members for Disney's latest flick. "Zootopia" has a rating of 99 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

In comparison, both "Frozen" and "Big Hero 6" received an 89 percent rating.

"Zootopia" may have snagged the highest grossing opening weekend for Disney's animation studio, but it falls short of Disney's other animation arm, Pixar, which garnered $90.4 million in its first three days last summer with "Inside Out."

Disney is slated to release two more animated features this year one from each of its major animations studios. Pixar's "Finding Dory," the highly anticipated sequel to "Finding Nemo" — which is already being dubbed the number one movie of the summer by analysts — will hit theaters this June.

"Moana," a flick from Disney's animation studios, will arrive in theaters during Thanksgiving weekend 2016.