Animated sequel is at risk of $45 million weekend, enough to beat "The Revenant, " "Fifty Gradation of Black" and "The Finest Hours"
Hugh Glass, Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character in "The Revenant, " will have another run-in with a bear when DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" arrives in theaters Friday.
And just such as the Alejandro G. Iñárritu-directed Oscar contender, the wise on the box office is within the bear. "Kung Fu Panda 3" is going to take in $45 million-plus and knock "The Revenant" through the top spot, using the analysts.
Fox, which is distributing both films, will probably be happy if Po (voiced by Jack Black) magnificent posse (Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman) can match the $47 million that this last sequel debuted within May of 2011. Advance sales for "KFP 3" were outpacing both that film and DWA's last release "Home, " which opened to $52 million last March.
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