Weekend Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Rules Super Bowl Weekend

Kung Fu Panda 3 Dominates

Kung Fu Panda 3 easily maintained its box-office lead over Super Bowl weekend, while new releases such as the Coen brothers’ Old Hollywood satire Hail, Caesar! and the Jane Austen-monster hybrid Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed distantly behind.

The animated family adventure once again top the box office with an estimated $21 million in the U.S. and Canada. The U.S.-China co-production opened to a stellar $58.5 million and has now taken in more than $100 million in China.

The star-packed Hail, Caesar! was second with $11.4 million and earned a dismal C- CinemaScore.

Holdovers The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens landed the third and fourth place, selling an estimated $7.1 million and $6.9 million, respectively. The J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster has earned $905.9 million domestically, and pushed its overseas total to $1.102 billion, which means the sequel has now earned $2.008 billion worldwide.

Lionsgate’s The Choice was the only other new release to crack the top five, netting only $6.1 million. The Nicholas Sparks romance earned a B+ CinemaScore.

The zombified Jane Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fell short of predictions, earning only $5.2 million for the weekend. The latest genre mash-up to flop earned a B- CinemaScore and placed sixth. Here’s this weekend’s top ten at the box office. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Weekend Box Office

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