‘KUNG FU PANDA 3’ TOPS BOX OFFICE FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEKEND

LOS ANGELES — “Kung Fu Panda 3” was the most-popular movie this weekend topping the North American box office for a second weekend in a row.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” was projected to sell USD 21 million in tickets in the United States and Canada over Super Bowl weekend, downing a sizable 49 percent from last weekend’s debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak. “Kung Fu Panda 3” has grossed USD 69 million in 10 days of release.

Universal’s “Hail, Caesar!” opened in second place with USD 11.4 million in estimated sales. The Coen Brothers directed film featuring Josh Brolin and George Clooney opened at 2,232 locations this weekend, and first-night moviegoers gave it a pool “C-” rating on CinemaScore while 79 percent of critics reviews say positive on RottenTomatoes.

Fox’s “The Revenant” claimed third place with an estimated USD 7.1 million. The Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio fell a respectable 44 percent from last weekend. “The Revenant” is now making USD 149.7 million after 31 days of wide release in North America.

Rounding out the rest 10 most-popular movies in North America were “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (USD 6.9 million), “The Choice” (USD 6 million), “Pride And Prejudice and Zombies” (USD 5.2 million), “The Finest Hours” (USD 4.7 million), “Ride Along 2” (USD 4.5 million), “The Boy” (USD 4 million) and “Dirty Grandpa” (USD 4 million). PNA / Xinhua / northboundasia.com