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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,845,117Details
International Box Office $129,100,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $199,945,117
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  8. Trailer


When Poís long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossibleólearn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$140,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 29th, 2016 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
January 29th, 2016 (IMAX) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: January 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (China)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Ukraine)
MPAA Rating: PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2398, 11/3/2015)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Franchise: Kung Fu Panda
Comparisons: vs. Kung Fu Panda 2
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Martial Arts, Martial Arts Master, Wuxia
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Oriental DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation, China Film Co. LTD, Zhong Ming You Ying Film
Production Countries: United States


Bryan Cranston    Li
Dustin Hoffman    Shifu
Angelina Jolie-Pitt    Tigress
J.K. Simmons    Kai
Jackie Chan    Monkey
Seth Rogen    Mantis
Lucy Alexis Liu    Viper
David Cross    Crane
Kate Hudson    Mei Mei
James Hong    Mr. Ping/Mr. Pink
Randall Duk Kim    Mr. Ping/Oogway
Al Roker    Sum
Barbara Dirickson    Grandma Panda
Willie Geist    Dim
Fred Tatasciore    Master Bear
Mike Mitchell    Male Palace Goose/Smart Panda Villager
Kelly Cooney    Female Palace Goose
Stephen Kearin    Master Chicken
Mick Wingert    Farmer Goose/Farmer Rabbit
April Hong    Mrs. Chow
Jean-Claude Van Damme    Master Croc
Joseph Izzo    Dumpling Record Pig
Wayne Knight    Big Fun/Hom-Lee
Steele Gagnon    Bao
Liam Knight    Lei Lei
Pax Jolie Pitt    Yoo
Ming Tsai    Ming
Knox Jolie Pitt    Ku Ku
Zahara Jolie Pitt    Meng Meng
Shiloh Jolie Pitt    Shuai Shuai
Radzi Chinyanganya    Mi
Lindsey Russell    Peony
Samuel Black    Rabbit Villager
Lena Golia    Cheering Bunny
Gus Culligan    Panda Villager Kid

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Melissa Cobb
Screenwriter    Jonathan Aibel
Screenwriter    Glenn Berger
Executive Producer    Guillermo Del Toro
Executive Producer    Mike Mitchell
Executive Producer    La Peikang
Executive Producer    Li Ruigang
Co-Producer    Glenn Berger
Co-Producer    Jonathan Aibel
Co-Producer    Jeff Hermann
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Editor    Clare Knight
Production Designer    Raymond Zibach
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor    Erik Aadahl
Sound Designer    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Erik Aadahl
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Edwards
Head of Character Animation    Dan Wagner
Head of Story    Philip Craven
Head of Layout    Damon O'Beirne
Art Director    Max Boas
Character Designer    Nico Marlet
Production Manager    Daniela Mazzucato
Animation Supervisor    Ludovic Bouancheau
Animation Supervisor    Rodolphe Guenoden
Animation Supervisor    Willy Harber
Animation Supervisor    Philippe Le Brun
Animation Supervisor    Jason Reisig
Animation Supervisor    William Salazar
Animation Supervisor    Alexis Wanneroy
Character Effects Supervisor    Nathan Fok
Production Manager    Michelle Jurado Staphylas
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Massey
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Christi Soper
Choreography-Kung Fu Choreography    Rodolphe Guenoden
Post-Production Supervisor    Allison Bernardi Stauth
Post-Production Supervisor    Josh Wood
Dialogue Editor    Larry Kemp
Post-Production Executive    James Beshears
Sound Effects Editor    P.K. Hooker
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill
Recordist    Tim Gomillion
Score Producer    Lorne Balfe
Additional Music    Paul Mounsey
Music Editor    Adam Smalley
Score Recordist    Geoff Foster
Score Recordist    Chris Barrett
Score Mixer    Alan Meyerson

Theater Averages: I Knew Her does Relatively Well with $9,312

February 9th, 2016

I Knew Her Well

No films earned more than $10,000 on the theater average chart. I Knew Her Well came the closest with $9,312 in its lone theater. Kung Fu Panda 3 landed in second place with just $5,328, which shows you how bad the weekend was. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Broncos Biggest Winners, but Pandas still earn $21.24 million

February 8th, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

Super Bowl weekend was not a good weekend at the box office. The competition usually takes its toll at the box office, but this year it was particularly bad. Kung Fu Panda 3 led the way with just $21.24 million, while Hail, Caesar! was the only other film to earn more than $10 million. In fact, the weekend was so bad that Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained in third place during its eighth weekend of release. The overall box office took a massive hit, down 31% to just $95 million. This was 37% lower than the same weekend last year, but miraculously, 2016 maintained its lead over 2015, by the tiniest of margins, $1.34 billion to $1.33 billion. With a difference of 0.5% or $6 million, the lead will likely disappear during the week, but 2016 should get it back when Deadpool debuts this Friday. More...

Weekend Estimates: Panda holds off Caesar on Super Bowl weekend

February 7th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Super Bowl weekend isnít exactly known for super-sized box office results, and this year will prove to be no exception, with Kung Fu Panda 3 comfortably winning the weekend with $21 million, down 49% from its debut. Hail, Caesar! will land in second place with $11.4 million or so, which is a decent performance from 2,232 theaters, although quite a bit softer than The Ladykillersí $12.6 million first outing from 1,583 theaters back in 2004, and well behind the kind of numbers posted by True Grit. More...

Friday Estimates: Panda Buries Caesar

February 6th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 will easily win the race for top spot at the weekend box office. Not only did it earn first place on Friday with $5.2 million, but of all of the wide releases, it will be among the least affected by Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately, this is still a little lower than predicted and it will likely only earn just over $20 million over the weekend. Its worldwide total is closing in on its production budget and it has barely started its international run, so thereís plenty of reason for DreamWorks to be happy, and thereís justification for another installment in the franchise. More...

Weekend Predictions: Hail, Holdovers!

February 4th, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

It's a new month and there are three wide releases trying to score and get February off to a fast start. That's probably not going to happen. Not only do the wide releases have to deal with Kung Fu Panda 3, but it is also Super Bowl Weekend with the Carolina Idontknows Playing the Dever Somethingabouthorses. ... Once the Seattle Seahawks were eliminated, I completely stopped caring about the NFL. The best new release of the week is Hail, Caesar!, which is the only film with a real shot at becoming a midlevel hit. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies started out with mixed reviews, but that might not be a dealbreaker for its target audience. Finally there's The Choice. There are still not enough reviews for a Tomatometer Score and the buzz appears to be getting worse. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water led the way this weekend last year, with more than all three new releases will earn this year. More...

International Box Office: Panda Tops Chinese Box Office earning $75.7 million Internationally

February 4th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 opened in first place on the international chart with $75.7 million in six markets over the weekend. This includes a first place, $50.77 million over the weekend in China for a total opening of $57.47 million. The film also earned first place in South Korea with $9.14 million on 1,364 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $10.54 million. Its other major market opening was in Russia, where it topped the chart with $4.71 million on 1,190 screens. The film will clearly do better internationally than it will domestically. It is too soon to tell how well it will do worldwide when compared to the other films in the franchise. More...

Contest: Kung Fu Dino: Winning Announcement

February 3rd, 2016

Kung-Fu Panda 3

The winners of our Kung Fu Dino contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Kung Fu Panda 3 opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Panda Eats the Competition with an average of $10,438

February 3rd, 2016

Kung Fu Panda

There was only one film in the $10,000 this week, Kung Fu Panda 3, which earned an average of $10,438. The best limited release was Rabin The Last Day, which opened with $7,940 in one theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kung Fu Wins with $41.28 million lifting Box Office Along the Way

February 2nd, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 led the way during the weekend with $41.28 million over the weekend. This was below admittedly optimistic predictions, but still great for this time of year. The rest of the new releases were not as strong and it is likely all three will lose money in the end. Fortunately, Kung Fu Panda 3 was strong enough to help the overall box office grow. The overall box office rose 22% to $139 million. More impressively, and more importantly, the box office was 38% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $1.01 billion, reaching the $1 billion mark faster than last year. It wasn't the fastest year to get there, as 2010 holds that record thanks to Avatar. 2016 has regained the lead over 2015 at 1.9% or $19 million. Obviously the usually caveats apply here: It is far too early and that lead is far too small to be of real significance. That said, it is always better to be ahead than to be behind, no matter how small that lead it. More...

Weekend estimates: Kung Fu Panda posts solid $41 million

January 31st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 is making a solid start domestically this weekend with Fox projecting a $41 million debut. Thatís the weakest start for any film in the franchise, behind the $47.7 million opening of Kung Fu Panda 2, and Kung Fu Pandaís $60.2 million back in 2008. The downward trend is in large part explained by the January release of the third movie, compared to June and May for the previous two. In fact, it still technically has a shot at having the best first weekend for a film in January, a record currently held by Ride Along with $41.5 million, although American Sniper really has bragging rights, with $89.3 million when it expanded wide last year. More importantly, Kung Fu Panda 3 opened with an estimated $57 million in China, a record for an animated film in the territory, and $75 million internationally. More...

Weekend Predictions: Kung Fu vs. Sniper

January 28th, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

There are three, three and a half, wide releases coming out this week. (I've seen reports that Jane Got a Gun is opening in 600 to 1,200 theaters. Even the high end will likely keep it out of the top ten.) Of the three truly wide releases, only Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be a significant hit. In fact, it will likely earn more than the rest of the top five combined. On the other hand, The Finest Hours will likely bomb compared to its $85 million production budget, while Fifty Shades of Black will be a financial hit only because its production budget is very low. This means for Kung Fu Panda 3 the only real competition is from last year, when American Sniper earned $30.66 million. Kung Fu Panda 3 should top that by about $20 million. Additionally, no other film earned more than $10 million last year, while this year there could be five films in the top five reaching that mark. 2016 should bounce back in the year-over-year comparison after two soft weeks. More...

Contest: Do the Wave: Winning Announcement

January 27th, 2016

The 5th Wave

The winners of our Do the Wave contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The 5th Wave opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Kung Fu Dino

January 22nd, 2016

Kung-Fu Panda 3

There are four wide releases debuting next week, but only Kung-Fu Panda 3 is expected to do very well at the box office. It could make more than the other three films combined make. Because of this, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Kung-Fu Panda 3.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave on DVD. (It is a Walmart Exclusive.) Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two single-disc kids shows. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two single-disc kids shows. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 1 $10,452,621   3,955 $2,643   $10,452,621 1
2016/01/30 1 $18,157,304 +74% 3,955 $4,591   $28,609,925 2
2016/01/31 1 $12,672,117 -30% 3,955 $3,204   $41,282,042 3
2016/02/01 1 $1,750,738 -86% 3,955 $443   $43,032,780 4
2016/02/02 1 $2,291,034 +31% 3,955 $579   $45,323,814 5
2016/02/03 1 $1,402,979 -39% 3,955 $355   $46,726,793 6
2016/02/04 1 $1,324,164 -6% 3,955 $335   $48,050,957 7
2016/02/05 1 $5,181,208 +291% 3,987 $1,300   $53,232,165 8
2016/02/06 1 $11,202,630 +116% 3,987 $2,810   $64,434,795 9
2016/02/07 1 $4,858,343 -57% 3,987 $1,219   $69,293,138 10
2016/02/08 1 $1,551,979 -68% 3,987 $389   $70,845,117 11

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 1 $41,282,042   3,955 $10,438   $41,282,042 3
2016/02/05 1 $21,242,181 -49% 3,987 $5,328   $69,293,138 10

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 1 $48,050,957   3,955 $12,149   $48,050,957 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 1/23/2016 $6,450,000 0 0 0 $103,340,000 2/9/2016
Russia (CIS) 1/28/2016 $4,710,933 1190 1190 2235 $8,250,906 2/9/2016
South Korea 1/28/2016 $9,063,018 1364 1364 2318 $16,241,299 2/9/2016
Ukraine 1/28/2016 $423,609 279 279 541 $764,384 2/9/2016
Rest of World $503,411
International Total$129,100,000 2/9/2016

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