Kung Fu Panda 3 Debuts – DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda 3 made a kicking debut to the North American Box Office, making an estimated $41 million as it claimed the first spot.
Kung Fu Panda 3 cost around $145 million to produce, and tells the story of Po (Jack Black) as he reunites with his biological father (Bryan Cranston) and travels with him to join other pandas at a secret sanctuary, where he’s arranged to be married to Mei Mei (Kate Hudson).
Also making its debut this week was Disney’s The Finest Hours, a real-life story of the Coast Guard’s heroic efforts to save the crew of two oil tankers sheared in two during a fierce storm off Cape Cod in 1952.
The Finest Hours made a disappointing $10.1 million, but enough to put in 3rd place on the Box Office, behind Leonardo di Caprio’s award-winning The Revenant.
Marlon Wayans’ parody of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades of Black, also made its debut, making estimated $6.2 million and entering at the 9th spot on the list.