Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Proves There’s The Franchise Still Has Some Kick Left as it Takes the #1 Spot

  1. Kung Fu Panda 4 (review)– $58.3M

Now, I know Jack Black’s Kung Fu Panda franchise has always been a winner for DreamWorks but it’s still pretty astonishing that an animated feature is still nailing #1 openings in it’s fourth installment. Most IP of it’s kind has migrated on to low cost animated series by this point. That being said, its haul is far from a franchise best and the critical response certainly puts the future of the series in question.

2. Dune: Part Two – $46M/$157M

I’m somewhat surprised that Dune: Part Two failed to break the $50M mark in its second weekend. With the voracious word of mouth and strong meme push happening I would have expected a sub 40% drop in ticket sales. At 44% it’s second weekend drop is just about average, so nothing to cry over just a small surprise.

3. Imaginary (review)- $10M

The rare miss for Blumhouse who’s haunted Teddy Bear story didn’t go over well with our own Travis Hopson (see his review above). One would think this would put that “haunted toy Avengers” team up movie that’s been whispered about in trouble BUT there in lies the genius of Blumhouse. Even with its 3rd place, $10 million dollar opening Imaginary will likely still make money, factor in the hyper-success of M3gan and we may just see the weirdest team up in cinema history yet!

4. Cabrini – $7.5M

Yet another top 10 start for a film from Angel Studios. Whatever they are doing, other low-budget houses need to pay attention because its working.

5. Bob Marley: One Love – $4M/$89.3

6. Ordinary Angels – $2M/$16.1M

7. Madame Web– $1.125M/$42.6M

Somehow the worst of the Sony Spider-verse films is holding on to a spot in the top 10. Don’t let that mislead you though, the barrier to entry this week was $600k and with this weeks $1 million dollar take there’s almost no chance the film clears $50M domestic by the end of its run.

8. Migration – $1.1/$125.3

9. Yolo – $840k

10. Wonka – $600k/$217.7M