Kung Fu Panda 3 Debuts on Top, Crushing the Competition
Kung Fu Panda 3 debuted in first place this weekend earning an estimated $41 million. That’s the largest January opening of all-time. Other debuts this weekend didn’t fair nearly as well. The Finest Hours came in fourth place earning an estimated $10.3 million, Fifty Shades of Black opened in ninth and earned $6.2 million, Jane Got a Gun opened in 17th with $803,000, 2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films earned $505,000 for 21st, and Rabin, the Last Day was 40 with $7,854.
Overall, the box office was up compared to last year with holdover films not dropping much from the previous week. In second place was The Revenant which earned an estimated $12.4 million and in third was Star Wars: The Force Awakens which added $10.78 million to its total. Rounding out the top five was Ride Along 2 which earned an estimated $8.3 million.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to rake in the cash with it crossing the $900 million mark domestically in the next week as well as crossing the $2 billion mark globally in that same time frame. The film is sitting in third in worldwide earnings (not adjusted) and is about $200 million from moving in to second and $800 million from toppling Avatar from the top spot. There’s a good chance it’ll move in to second, but first is quite a march with some tougher competition coming down the road.