“Kung Fu Panda 3” Wins Super Bowl Weekend Box Office
Kung Fu Panda 3 scored touchdown after touchdown at the box office this Super Bowl weekend. The animated movie, featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, again karate chopped the competition. As Gossip Cop reported, Kung Fu Panda opened at number one last week, and it held on to that position for the second weekend in a row. The film earned $21 million.
It’s typically slower at the box office during Super Bowl weekend, which could explain why the star-studded Hail, Caesar! fumbled and only made $11.4 million for a second-place debut. The Revenant came in third with $7.1 million in ticket sales.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens added another $6.9 million to its record -breaking box office for fourth place. And Nicholas Sparks had no choice but to watch his latest book-movie adaptation The Choice settle for a fifth-place opening with $6.1 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in sixth place with a haul of $5.2 million, while The Finest Hours took seventh with $4.7 million. Ride Along 2 came in eighth place with $4.5 million, and The Boy snagged the ninth position with $4.1 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was the Robert DeNiro and Zac Efron film Dirty Grandpa, which earned $4 million.