Box office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ dethrones ‘Revenant’

Mei Mei (voiced by Kate Hudson) performs a ribbon dance in "Kung Fu Panda 3." (Photo credit: DreamWorks Animation)

Mei Mei (voiced by Kate Hudson) performs a ribbon dance in “Kung Fu Panda 3.” (Photo credit: DreamWorks Animation)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — “Kung Fu Panda 3” punched “The Revenant” back to its second place spot during the weekend. The animated sequel brought in a robust $41.3 million — which is a franchise low, but nonetheless a healthy showing in a generally slow time of the year at the box office. “Kung Fu Panda 3” will also have animated family film territory to itself until “Zootopia” opens in March.

In second place, “The Revenant” added $12.8 million to its total, and in third place, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned $11.1 million.

Other new openers were not so lucky. Disney’s live-action Coast Guard adventure pic “The Finest Hours” opened in fourth place with $10.3 million, while the parody film “Fifty Shades of Black” debuted in tenth place with a mere $5.9 million. The saddest of the bunch, though, was the beleaguered Natalie Portman-led Western “Jane Got a Gun” which opened to a measly $835,572 from 1,210 locations.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. “Kung Fu Panda 3,” 20th Century Fox, $41,282,042, 3,955 locations, $10,438 average, $41,282,042, 1 week.
2. “The Revenant,” 20th Century Fox, $12,779,530, 3,330 locations, $3,838 average, $138,550,898, 6 weeks.
3. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Disney, $11,116,684, 2,556 locations, $4,349 average, $895,760,846, 7 weeks.
4. “The Finest Hours,” Disney, $10,288,932, 3,143 locations, $3,274 average, $10,288,932, 1 week.
5. “Ride Along 2,” Universal, $8,426,610, 2,412 locations, $3,494 average, $70,856,300, 3 weeks.
6. “Dirty Grandpa,” Lionsgate, $7,591,049, 2,912 locations, $2,607 average, $22,837,059, 2 weeks.
7. “The Boy,” STX Entertainment, $7,551,388, 2,671 locations, $2,827 average, $21,185,304, 2 weeks.
8. “The 5th Wave,” Sony, $7,142,826, 2,908 locations, $2,456 average, $20,330,975, 2 weeks.
9. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi,” Paramount, $6,274,244, 2,803 locations, $2,238 average, $42,848,089, 3 weeks.
10. “Fifty Shades Of Black,” Open Road, $5,900,528, 2,075 locations, $2,844 average, $5,900,528, 1 week.
11. “The Big Short,” Paramount, $3,063,220, 983 locations, $3,116 average, $60,963,697, 8 weeks.
12. “Daddy’s Home,” Paramount, $3,056,042, 1,718 locations, $1,779 average, $143,036,385, 6 weeks.
13. “MET Opera: Turandot (2016),” Fathom Events, $2,500,000, 900 locations, $2,778 average, $2,500,000, 1 week.
14. “Brooklyn,” Fox Searchlight, $1,761,149, 748 locations, $2,354 average, $30,432,320, 13 weeks.
15. “Room,” A24 Films, $1,236,878, 795 locations, $1,556 average, $9,901,663, 16 weeks.
16. “Spotlight,” Open Road, $1,200,039, 715 locations, $1,678 average, $34,765,827, 13 weeks.
17. “Norm Of The North,” Lionsgate, $972,321, 1,506 locations, $646 average, $15,964,838, 3 weeks.
18. “Jane Got A Gun,” The Weinstein Company, $835,572, 1,210 locations, $691 average, $835,572, 1 week.
19. “The Hateful Eight,” The Weinstein Company, $719,694, 505 locations, $1,425 average, $52,368,676, 6 weeks.
20. “Sisters,” Universal, $646,485, 529 locations, $1,222 average, $86,119,480, 7 weeks.

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