|Jun 6, 2008||Kung Fu Panda||$130,000,000||$60,239,130||$215,434,591||$631,910,531|
|Mar 24, 2009||Secrets of the Furious Five||$0||$0|
|May 26, 2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||$150,000,000||$47,656,302||$165,249,063||$664,837,547||Play|
|Jan 29, 2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||$140,000,000||$41,282,042||$143,528,619||$518,614,384||Play|
Box Office History for Kung Fu Panda Movies
|Nov 9, 2008||Kung Fu Panda||$146,366,839||$1,658,774||$148,025,613|
|Mar 24, 2009||Secrets of the Furious Five||$7,875,855||$7,875,855|
|Dec 13, 2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||$38,928,642||$20,678,955||$59,607,597|
|May 13, 2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||$12,432,900||$13,435,098||$25,867,998|
June 28th, 2016
Usually, this time of year is terrible for the home market. However, this week, Kung Fu Panda 3 hits the home market. I'm still waiting on the screener, but its reviews are a step above most of its competition, so at the very least it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It's not the only contender, but there can only be one winner and this week it's Eye in the Sky on Blu-ray Combo Pack.
February 29th, 2016
As anticipated, Deadpool easily won the weekend with $31.12 million. This was more than double its nearest competitor, Gods of Egypt, which earned $14.12 million. Unfortunately, those were the only two films that earned more than $10 million over the weekend. The overall box office was $112 million, which was 21% lower than last weekend. This was still 5.1% more than the same weekend last year, while 2016's year-to-date advantage crept up ever so slightly to 3.9% at $1.78 billion to $1.71 billion. Hopefully March can continue this pace.
February 17th, 2016
Most people thought Deadpool would be a big hit over the weekend. I didn't see a single prediction that said it would be this big. It earned $132.43 million over the three-day weekend, which is more than enough to cover its entire production budget and a healthy chunk of its advertising budget. ... Or at least its initial advertising budget. Needless to say, there is already a sequel in the works. How to be Single had a very solid opening, while Zoolander 2 will need to become a hit on the home market in order to break even. The overall box office rose 150% from last weekend to $239 million over three days. Wow. This weekend last year, Fifty Shades of Grey debuted. Deadpool made almost as much in the four days it was in theaters than Fifty Shades of Grey made in total. It goes without saying that 2016 won the year-over-year comparison. Its 11% difference is impressive. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $1.44 billion, which is 1.9% more than 2015's running tally at the same stage.
February 7th, 2016
Super Bowl weekend isn’t 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 Ladykillers’ $12.6 million first outing from 1,583 theaters back in 2004, and well behind the kind of numbers posted by True Grit.
February 6th, 2016
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 there’s plenty of reason for DreamWorks to be happy, and there’s justification for another installment in the franchise.
February 4th, 2016
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.
February 4th, 2016
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.
February 2nd, 2016
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.
January 31st, 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3 is making a solid start domestically this weekend with Fox projecting a $41 million debut. That’s the weakest start for any film in the franchise, behind the $47.7 million opening of Kung Fu Panda 2, and Kung Fu Panda’s $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.
January 30th, 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3 topped the chart on Friday with $10.5 million. There are not a lot of animated films that open this time of year, so it is hard to find a good comparison. If the film has the same internal multiplier as The LEGO Movie, then it will earn $42.4 million over the weekend, which would be a record opening for January. However, that movie was an original film, while this is the third film in its franchise. That will probably hurt it enough that $40 million is a more likely number. That's still a good opening, plus it is earning much more in China ($40.34 million after just two days of release) so there’s little reason to worry about its financial prospects.
January 28th, 2016
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.
January 1st, 2016
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.
October 20th, 2013
The Kung Fu Panda franchise began in 2008 with Kung Fu Panda. Since then, there has been a sequel, TV special, and a TV series. I previously reviewed Good Croc, Bad Croc, so how does The Scorpion Sting stand up in comparison?
June 18th, 2013
It's another typical summer week on the home market. That is to say, it's a bad week on the home market. There are several first-run releases, the biggest of which was Jack the Giant Killer, which bombed at the box office. There are some limited releases that help the overall quality, but it is still a bad week. As far as Pick of the Week candidates go, Quartet on DVD or Blu-ray is the best choice. One could argue it is the only choice, but there are three Criterion Collection releases that are worth checking out, as well as some horror films, both old and new, that should please genre fans. On a side note, there are six Disney Channel releases on this week's list. That's a little strange.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Angelina Jolie Pitt||3||Tigress||$1,815,362,462||$5,967,838,499||30.4%|
|Lucy Alexis Liu||3||Viper||$1,815,362,462||$3,728,202,603||48.7%|
|James Hong||3||Mr. Ping||$1,815,362,462||$3,245,464,266||55.9%|
|Randall Duk Kim||2||Oogway||$1,150,524,915||$2,224,327,286||51.7%|
|Jean-Claude Van Damme||2||Master Croc||$1,183,451,931||$2,408,135,987||49.1%|
|April Hong||2||Mop Bunny||$1,183,451,931||$1,183,451,931||100.0%|
|Stephen Kearin||2||Master Chicken||$1,183,451,931||$2,576,238,834||45.9%|
|Joseph Izzo||2||Wolf Soldier 1||$1,183,451,931||$1,652,883,092||71.6%|
|Fred Tatasciore||2||Master Bear||$1,183,451,931||$3,924,291,981||30.2%|
|Liam Knight||2||Baby Po||$1,183,451,931||$1,183,451,931||100.0%|
|Lena Golia||2||Pig Fan, Bunny||$1,183,451,931||$1,183,451,931||100.0%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Melissa Cobb||3||Producer (3)||$1,815,362,462||$1,815,362,462||100.0%|
|Hans Zimmer||3||Composer (3)||$1,815,362,462||$29,175,079,183||6.2%|
|Raymond Zibach||3||Production Designer (3)||$1,815,362,462||$1,961,830,346||92.5%|
|Ethan Van der Ryn||3||
Supervising Sound Editor (3)
Sound Designer (1)
Supervising Sound Editor (3)
Sound Designer (1)
|Leslee Feldman||3||Casting Director (3)||$1,815,362,462||$12,264,372,781||14.8%|
|Jennifer Yuh Nelson||2||Director (2)||$1,183,451,931||$1,183,451,931||100.0%|
|John Powell||2||Composer (2)||$1,296,748,078||$13,491,578,096||9.6%|
Production Manager (1)
|Clare Knight||2||Editor (2)||$1,183,451,931||$1,183,451,931||100.0%|
Character Designer (1)
Head of Character Animation (1)
Supervising Animator (1)
Fight Choreographer (1)
Animation Supervisor (1)
Choreography-Kung Fu Choreography (1)
|P.K. Hooker||2||Sound Effects Editor (2)||$1,183,451,931||$1,483,457,032||79.8%|
|Adam Smalley||2||Music Editor (2)||$1,183,451,931||$2,207,751,676||53.6%|
Additional Music (1)
Score Producer (1)
|Paul Mounsey||2||Additional Music (2)||$1,183,451,931||$1,993,742,547||59.4%|