Grosses

'Kung Fu Panda 3' Remains #1 with $21.0M; 'Hail, Caesar!' Debuts in Second with $11.4M; 'The Force Awakens' Passes $900M After $6.9M Take; 'The Choice' ($6.1M) and 'PPZ' ($5.2M) DisappointFebruary 07, 2016 09:20 AM

by Daniel Garris

Kung Fu Panda 3 continued to comfortably lead the box office with an estimated $21.0 million over Super Bowl weekend. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a sizable 49 percent from last weekend's debut. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Kung Fu Panda 3 registered the ninth largest Super Bowl weekend performance of all-time. Kung Fu Panda 3 has grossed $69.05 million in ten days of release. That is below expectations and places the film 24 percent behind the $90.73 million ten-day take of last year's Hotel Transylvania 2 (which fell 31.5 percent in its second weekend to gross $33.19 million). With no new family films entering the marketplace next weekend, Kung Fu Panda 3 is likely to hold up very well over the Presidents Day holiday frame.

Universal's Hail, Caesar! debuted in second place with an estimated $11.44 million. The Coen Brothers directed film featuring Josh Brolin and George Clooney opened in line with pre-release expectations, which were kept in check a bit by the film's relatively modest location count and its Super Bowl weekend launch. Compared to previous collaborations between The Coen Brothers and Clooney, Hail, Caesar debuted 40 percent below the $19.13 million opening of 2008's Burn After Reading and instead opened more in line with the $12.53 million start of 2003's Intolerable Cruelty. Normally Hail, Caesar! would be a prime candidate for strong holding power (especially after opening against the Super Bowl), but that may not ultimately be the case for the film going forward given both its poor C- rating on CinemaScore and 48 percent current audience score on Flixster.

Fox's The Revenant claimed third place with an estimated $7.1 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio fell a respectable 44 percent from last weekend. The Revenant is now on the verge of crossing the $150 million mark with $149.70 million after 31 days of wide release (and an additional two weeks of platform release). The film is currently running an impressive 29 percent ahead of the $115.75 million 31-day take of 2010's Shutter Island.

Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens placed in fourth with an estimated $6.89 million. In the process, the seventh chapter of the Star Wars franchise surpassed the $900 million domestic mark, making it the first film ever to do so without taking into account ticket price inflation. The 52-day total for The Force Awakens stands at a massive $905.96 million. When adjusting for ticket price inflation, The Force Awakens ranks as the ninth highest grossing film on the all-time adjusted domestic list. The Force Awakens was down 38 percent from last weekend, which represented the weekend's strongest percentage hold among wide releases. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also passed the $2 billion global mark this weekend, making it just the third film ever to do so (joining 2009's Avatar and 1997's Titanic).

Lionsgate's The Choice rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $6.09 million. The Nicolas Sparks adaptation starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer debuted below its already modest expectations and delivered the smallest opening weekend take ever for a Sparks adaptation. The Choice opened 39 percent softer than the $10.00 million start of 2014's The Best of Me, which previously represented the softest opening weekend performance for a Sparks adaptation. Given the performances of The Best of Me, last year's The Longest Ride and now The Choice, it's clear that Sparks adaptations aren't anywhere near as popular as they were only a few years ago. On a positive note, The Choice did receive a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore (which represented the strongest score among this weekend's three new releases), and currently has a 64 percent audience score on Flixster. The Choice is also likely to receive some help next weekend from Valentine's Day.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies followed in sixth place with an even more disappointing estimated debut of $5.20 million. The horror romance hybrid from Sony and Screen Gems had been widely expected to get off to a stronger start thanks in part to the fanbase of the 2009 Seth Grahame-Smith novel the film was adapted from. Ultimately audiences clearly weren't interested, as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opened a very underwhelming 68 percent below the $16.31 million start of 2012's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (which was also adapted from a Seth Grahame-Smith novel). Reaction to the film also appears to be underwhelming as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies received a B- rating on CinemaScore and has a current audience score of 62 percent on Flixster.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Nov. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$25,106,568-34%4,125--$6,086$125,017,3721Warner Bros.
2Megamind$4,637,368-39%3,779-170$1,227$109,313,4293Paramount / DreamWorks
3Unstoppable (2010)$3,079,081-48%3,2092$960$41,867,7692Fox
4Due Date$2,176,127-43%3,229-136$674$72,431,5943Warner Bros.
5The Next Three Days$1,581,937-42%2,564--$617$6,542,7791Lionsgate
6Morning Glory (2010)$1,260,932-46%2,54426$496$19,823,1362Paramount
7Skyline$951,390-38%2,8833$330$17,772,7602Universal / Rogue
8Red (2010)$607,574-48%2,034-844$299$83,589,9656Summit
9For Colored Girls$561,547-48%1,216-911$462$34,439,6533Lionsgate
10Secretariat$265,108-40%1,010-1009$262$56,378,5037Disney
11Paranormal Activity 2$216,398-49%1,101-1302$197$83,583,2305Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$377,800-46%386211$979$3,724,5463Summit
2127 Hours$266,378-32%10886$2,466$1,902,3363Fox Searchlight
3The Social Network$238,017-47%571-517$417$89,244,4648Sony / Columbia
4Saw 3D$204,332-46%806-1170$254$45,287,1754Lionsgate
5Jackass 3D$184,019-44%687-920$268$116,094,4426Paramount
6Guzaarish$141,677-33%108--$1,312$488,1211UTV
7Life As We Know It$123,593-49%558-681$221$51,630,9627Warner Bros.
8Hereafter$77,792-39%403-1288$193$32,185,4466Warner Bros.
9Despicable Me$76,385-41%268-5$285$249,169,37520Universal
10Alpha and Omega$61,592-32%252129$244$24,803,07310Lionsgate
11The Town$50,952-49%165-210$309$90,982,26910Warner Bros.
12Conviction$44,084-48%190-303$232$6,437,7076Fox Searchlight
13Inception$37,938-45%198-64$192$292,068,09519Warner Bros.
14Waiting for 'Superman'$31,945-35%118-86$271$6,130,4669Paramount Vantage
15Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$23,811-50%185-64$129$52,316,0759Fox
16Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$23,020-35%138-102$167$54,470,1529Warner Bros.
17Easy A$15,313-49%105-92$146$57,646,63010Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$41,008-30%571$719$18,355,28936Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Stone$10,091-32%55-32$183$1,711,8317Relativity / Overture
3Under the Sea 3D$9,111-25%13-1$701$24,856,63293Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Nowhere Boy$8,577-48%60-51$143$1,394,4587Weinstein Company
5Let Me In$6,221-36%85-58$73$12,114,8228Relativity / Overture
6It's Kind of a Funny Story$5,850-36%46-21$127$6,350,0587Focus
7Cool It$3,443-29%421$82$52,9352Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$2,800-29%13-12$215$3,221,15310Universal / Rogue
9Wild Target$2,007-15%72$287$64,6924Freestyle
10Jack Goes Boating$1,024-58%18-16$57$521,92210Relativity / Overture
11The Tillman Story$655-28%11-10$60$788,85414Weinstein Company
12Winter's Bone$268-40%4-6$67$6,225,41424Roadside Attractions