Box Office Report: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Triumphs Over ‘Hail Caesar’ and Others


For all you George Clooney fans out there, here is some sad news. Clooney’s “Hail Caesar” just got burned by Jack Black’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” This Kung Fu fighting band of mismatched warriors has even defeated other releases such as “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” as well as “Choice.”

The current collection of “Kung Fu Panda 3” stands at US $ 48 million (approximately AU $ 67.9 million) and it is expected to rake in up to US $22 million (approximately Au $ 31.12 million), reveals The Wrap. It further discloses that while Universal’s “Hail Caesar!” earned a whopping US $ 4.3 million (approximately AU$ 6 million) on Friday, it still could not reach the number one slot occupied by “Kung Fu Panda 3.” The latter earned US $ 5.3 million this Friday (approximately Au $ 7.5 million) cementing its numero uno position.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” was released across 3,987 locations while Caesar across 2,232 locations.

Variety reports that “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” raked in a modest US $ 2 million (approximately AU $ 2.8 million) from 2,931 locations thus Friday. The last one, a Nicholas Sparks tear jerker, grossed US $ 2.5 million (approximately AU $ 3.5 million) from 2,631 locations.

“Hail, Caesar!”  stars Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill and Alden Ehrenreich. It is the story of a movie studio from the golden ages of Hollywood. The movie is a hilarious chronicle of chaos that ensues after the leading man and biggest star in the city is kidnapped during production.

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” according to Imdb, is a combination of Jane Austen’s Old English classic and an army of undead zombies. Wired informs that the movie has Mr. Bennett raising his daughters to be fierce warriors, insisting they are “trained for battle, not cooking.”

“The Choice” is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel. However the movie has been panned by critics already.

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