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Kung Fu Panda 4 Holds Strong at Box Office: How Big Was This Weekend?

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Panda Power Prevails: Takes Down Dune

“Kung Fu Panda 4” clinched the top spot at the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend, raking in $30 million. The latest chapter of the beloved series, voiced by Jack Black, continued to draw large audiences, boosting its domestic total to $107.7 million. Since its debut in 2008, the franchise has amassed over $1.9 billion globally, spanning movies, animated series, and video games.

Franchises Lead the Pack

Despite several new releases hitting theaters, none could dethrone the reigning champions. “Dune: Part Two” narrowly trailed behind, securing second place with $29.1 million in its third weekend. The sequel has already surpassed its predecessor, nearing $500 million worldwide, thanks to strong domestic and international performances.

New Releases Struggle to Compete

Among the newcomers, “Arthur the King” fared the best, landing in third with $7.5 million. The heartwarming tale of a stray dog and an adventure racer, starring Mark Wahlberg and Simu Liu, received positive audience feedback, hinting at potential profit due to its modest production costs.

“Love Lies Bleeding,” featuring Kristen Stewart in a gritty bodybuilding thriller, debuted with $2.5 million. Meanwhile, “The American Society of Magical Negroes,” a satire addressing racial themes, opened with $1.3 million, drawing a predominantly Black audience.

Oscar Glow and Upcoming Excitement

Post-Oscars weekend saw “Poor Things” add $2.3 million globally, demonstrating the enduring appeal of award-winning films. With “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” set to launch next weekend, industry experts anticipate a revival in box office momentum, promising an exciting lead-up to the summer movie season.

As moviegoers eagerly await blockbuster releases like “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” the box office is poised for a vibrant resurgence, heralding a packed schedule of cinematic delights in the coming months.

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