'Kung Fu Panda 4' will have a great impact with a collection of 52 million dollars; heads to second-largest opening since franchise's debut |


Everyone's favorite panda returns to theaters and will pass early box office estimates, fans have surely missed him. 'Kung Fu Panda' is back with its fourth installment and is expected to gross a remarkable $52 million in its opening weekend.
The film kicked off its box office grossing an impressive $18.4 million on Friday, including $3.8 million in preview screenings, from 4,035 theaters.
If the film manages to cross the $50 million mark, it will become the second-biggest debut in franchise history. The original film 'Kung Fu Panda' set the bar high with an opening of $60.2 million in 2008. The film ended its box office grossing $632 million worldwide. The next two films in the franchise were also hits with the score of 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. $665 million worldwide, and the 2016 film 'Kung Fu Panda 3' debuted with $41 million and earned an overall total of $521 million.
It should be noted that the animated film faces stiff competition at the box office from 'Dune: Part Two', which has already become the highest-grossing film of the year, with a gross that exceeds 200 million dollars. According to the latest reports, the film is expected to experience a 50% drop in its second weekend, to ensure an estimated gross of around $41 million. This is equivalent to Denis Villeneuve's total national income.The adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel had grossed $152 million by the end of Sunday, in 4,074 theaters in North America.

While Po is expected to rise to the top of the box office, with 'Dune 2' likely finishing in second place, in third place is the horror film 'Imaginary' which is aiming for a respectable $10 million debut. The film grossed between $3.2 and $3.8 million on its opening day.
Next on the list is 'Cabrini', set to earn between $9 and $9.4 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the top five is 'Bob Marley: One Love', which grossed a cumulative total of $89.7 million. The film will hit digital platforms on March 19.

Kung Fu Panda 4 – Official Trailer