We’ve already talked about last weekend’s box office king, but the other story that went largely unnoticed was Kung Fu Panda 3′s strong hold in its third weekend.
The Fox/DreamWorks Animation film surprised everyone by dipping a tiny 6.8% in its third weekend, grossing an estimated $19.8 million. Adding in Monday’s total for the four-day President’s Day holiday, the film took in an estimated $26 million.
KFP3′s strong weekend pushed the total U.S. box office past $100 million yesterday. It took the film 18 days to reach the milestone; the original 2008 film reached the $100m mark in just 9 days, the second reached in 11 days.