‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ repeats at No. 1 on the North American box office charts


A scene from 'Kung Fu Panda 4'

A scene from 'Kung Fu Panda 4' Photo Credit: Universal Pictures/Youtube

kung fu panda 4 It topped the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. The Universal and DreamWorks Animation film earned $30 million from ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The franchise, voiced by Jack Black, has been responsible for over $1.9 billion at the box office since its launch in 2008 and has spawned several animated series, shorts, video games, and a holiday special. The fourth installment, which is playing in 4,067 locations in North America, has already grossed $107.7 million domestically.

Several new movies arrived (or are heading) to more than 1,000 theaters this weekend, including Lionsgate's Mark Wahlberg dog movie. arthur kingFocus Features' satire American Society of Magical Negroes and A24's Kristen Stewart-led bodybuilding thriller love Lies Bleeding,

But the charts still belonged to franchises, including Dune: Part 2, which remained in second place with $29.1 million in its third weekend. This is only a 37% decrease from last weekend. Now its domestic earnings have reached $205.3 million. The first film, which was released simultaneously in theaters and on streaming, grossed approximately $435 million globally, while part Two There's already nearly $500 million worldwide.

arthur king performed best among newcomers, reaching third place with $7.5 million from 3,003 locations. The studio went into the weekend expecting between $8 million and $10 million. Its low production costs and international pre-sales should yield profits. Directed by Simon Cellan Jones and written by Michael Brandt, the film is based on the true story of an adventure racer who befriends a stray dog ​​on a dangerous 435-mile journey across the Dominican Republic. Simu Liu plays one of Wahlberg's teammates.

love Lies Bleeding Opened at 1,362 locations for $2.5 million. Written and directed by Rose Glass (saint maude ), it's an '80s Western thriller about an isolated gym manager (Stewart) and a bodybuilder (Katy O'Brien) going through town.

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American Society of Magical Negroes It was released in 1,147 theaters and grossed an estimated $1.3 million. According to exit figures, 52% of the opening weekend audience was black. Written and directed by Kobi Libby, the film is a satire about a secret society of black people dedicated to making the lives of white people easier. Justice Smith and David Alan Grier star. In the first weekend after the Oscars, poor things added $2.3 million globally, bringing its total to $112.6 million.

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