‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Beats ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘The Choice’ at Box Office
Kung Fu Panda 3 beat out the competition again last weekend to maintain the #1 spot at the North American box office.
The sequel, which features the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Hudson, earned $21 million in its second weekend to remain at number one.
George Clooney’s star-studded comedy Hail, Caesar! debuts in second place with $11.4 million, while Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant follows at three with $7.1 million.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to enjoy box office success, earning $6.9 million in its eighth weekend on release to come in fourth, ahead of The Choice, which closes out the top five.
The Star Wars sequel is now the only film to gross a total of $900 million in the U.S. and Canada, achieving the feat on Saturday. It’s also crossed the $2 billion mark globally; only Titanic and Avatar have grossed more worldwide in movie history.
“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” read a statement from Disney chairman Alan Horn. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”