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Battle at the Box Office 2/8


With the Super Bowl pulling most people away from the theaters for the weekend, Kung Fu Panda 3 remained on the top of the box office.

Panda 3 took in another $21 million, putting it over $69 million for it’s two weeks out but it’s way off from both prior movies in the series, which were both over $100 million at this point.

Hail, Caesar! did the best of the new releases, taking second with $11 million, which is the fifth overall for The Coen Brothers but it’s their lowest debut in more than 1,500 theaters.  Audiences were also not feeling it as well, giving it C- on the website Cinemascore.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still breaking records in it’s 8th week of release, becoming the only domestic film to make over $900 million and crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide but it will not beat Avatar’s all time record.

The Revenant dropped to fourth with $6.9 million, putting it over $149 million total while The Choice rounded out the top 5 with $6 million, the lowest opening ever for a Nicholas Spark adaptation.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies had a mediocre start with $5.3 million and took sixth place.  The other Seth Grahame-Smith adaptation, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter took in $16 million in it’s first weekend and even Joe Wright’s normal adaptation of Pride and Prejudice took in over $7 million when it expanded wide.

The only other drastic change was the catastrophic failure in the second week of Jane Got a Gun, which fell from an already terrible 17th in it’s opening weekend to 35th this past weekend, only making $127,00 or about $123 per theater.


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