Kung Fu Panda Romps Over Anemic Rivals

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'? No, thank you
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 7, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Kung Fu Panda Romps Over Anemic Rivals
   (Jay Maidment)

Kung Fu Panda 3 again led the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar! and the Jane Austen-monster mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed distantly behind. DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda sequel earned an estimated $21 million in its second weekend of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. That pushes the film to a 10-day total of $69 million, notes USA Today. Joel and Ethan Coen's '50s Hollywood satire Hail, Caesar! opened in second place with an estimated $11.4 million for Universal Pictures.

The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens collected third and fourth place, with the latter pushing to the $906 million mark domestically, notes USA Today. The two other major new releases struggled. The Nicholas Sparks romance The Choice debuted with $6.1 million for Lionsgate. And despite expectations of a No. 2 opening, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies eked out a meager $5.2 million. (The Revenant, meanwhile, had a pretty good night Saturday.)

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