Kung Fu Panda 3 tops US box office in first week of release

Kung Fu Panda 3 has won the top spot in this week’s US box office chart.

The ​third instalment in the comedy franchise, which stars Jack Black as high-kicking panda Po, came in as a new entry and went straight to the top, taking $41,000,000​.

The animation knocked last week’s chart-topper, The Revenant, into second place, as it earned $12,400,000​.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens slipped one place into number three after taking ​$10,782,000​, while disaster film The Finest Hours was a new entry at number four with earnings of ​$10,327,000​.

Ride Along 2 rounds out the top five, with ​$8,345,520​, and The Boy falls one spot into number six, with earnings of ​$7,894,000​.

Dirty Grandpa is at number seven with ​$7,575,000​ while The 5th Wave is down to number eight after taking ​$7,000,000​.

There’s another new entry at number nine, with parody movie Fifty Shades of Black entering the charts with ​$6,186,648​.

The top ten is completed by 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which earned ​$6,000,000​ this week.

The top ten in full is as follows:

1. (-) Kung Fu Panda 3 – $41,000,000

2. (1) The Revenant – $12,400,000

3. (2) Star Wars: The Force Awakens​ – $10,782,000

4. (-)  The Finest Hours – $10,327,000

5. (3) Ride Along 2 – $8,345,520

6. (5) The Boy – $7,894,000

7. (4) Dirty Grandpa– $7,575,000

8. (6) The 5th Wave– $7,000,000

9. (-) Fifty Shades of Black – $6,186,648

10. (7) 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi– $6,000,000

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