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Top Box Office Picks: ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and ‘Dune 2’ Dominate Weekend with Lackluster New Releases

Box Office Report: Kung Fu Panda 4 and Dune: Part Two Dominate Weekend

The box office this weekend saw the continued success of two blockbuster films, Kung Fu Panda 4 and Dune: Part Two, as they both reached significant milestones.

Kung Fu Panda 4, voiced by Jack Black and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Universal, is projected to lead the box office with over $31.5 million from 4,067 theaters. The movie is expected to surpass $100 million in total earnings by the end of the weekend, with a 10-day domestic total of approximately $109.4 million. Despite a 46 percent decline in revenue, the film continues to draw audiences.

On the other hand, Dune: Part Two, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is entering its third weekend with strong numbers. The Legendary-Warner Bros collaboration is the first film of 2024 to cross the $200 million mark in the domestic box office. With an estimated $29 million in earnings from 3,847 cinemas this weekend, the movie’s total North American revenue is set to exceed $205 million by Sunday.

New Entries Face Challenges

Among the new releases this weekend is the canine adventure drama Arthur the King, led by Mark Wahlberg. Despite high expectations, the Lionsgate and eOne production opened below projections, earning around $8 million from 3,003 theaters. However, with an A CinemaScore from viewers, the film’s backers anticipate a promising performance in the long run.

The film features a stellar cast, including Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Nathalie Emmanuel, and real-life adventurer Bear Grylls, and revolves around a pro adventure racer who forms a bond with a dog during a 435-mile journey.

Other Films in the Mix

Lionsgate’s horror film Imaginary, produced by Blumhouse, secured the fourth spot at the box office with an estimated $5.2 million in its second weekend. The supernatural thriller has accumulated $18.1 million in total earnings so far, with a modest 42 percent decline in revenue.

Meanwhile, Cabrini, a faith-based film from Angel Studio, is experiencing a steeper decline of 62 percent in its second weekend. The biographical drama, which tells the story of an 18th-century Catholic missionary, is expected to earn $2.7 million this weekend, bringing its total domestic revenue to $12 million.

Unfortunately, The American Society of Magical Negroes, another new wide release this weekend, is struggling to find an audience, facing dismal box office numbers.

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