There really hasn’t been a good animated movie since Hotel Transylvania 2 (sorry Norm of the North), and it looks like parents responded to Kung Fu Panda 3’s debut in theaters this weekend; by spending lots of money. The threequel was able to bring in $41million and take the Top Spot at the Box Office and take down the rest of the competition.
This weekends other big premiere was The Finest Hours. Another film taking place on a boat that looked as interesting as the Ron Howard film that came out at the end of last year. Yes, this was based off a true story; but people didn’t really care enough to see it, and it only brought in $10.3million. You can see the rest of the Top Ten below.
1. Kung Fu Panda 3 $41 million
2. The Revenant $12.4 million
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $10.8 million
4. The Finest Hours $10.3 million
5. Ride Along 2 $8.3 million
6. The Boy $7.9 million
7. Dirty Grandpa $7.6 million
8. The 5th Wave $7 million
9. Fifty Shades of Black $6.2 million
10. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi $6 million
Next week, we have three newcomers to enter the fray in the form of: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Choice, and Hail, Caesar. I’d love to see The Coen Brothers film be #1, but I have a feeling that the new Nicholas Spark novelization (The Choice) will take the Top Spot until we see the premiere of Deadpool. Find out if I’m right, in the next edition of Weekend Roundup.