Monday, April 22, 2024

Box Office: “Kung Fu Panda 4” Topples “Dune Two” with $58 Million Opening Weekend


Everybody was kung fu fighting this weekend.

Universal’s “Kung Fu Panda 4” scored a whopping $58 million opening weekend, the second highest so far of 2024.

“KFP” toppled “Dune Two” in its second weekend, and over took it easily. The kids have spoken.

Still cooking out there is “Bob Marley One Love” from Paramount heading to $90 million. That’s outstanding.

The rest of the box office is composed of films that are ready to go already. A new season is needed, and quickly. All the movies we’ll see on the Oscars tonight are done with their theatrical runs. Spring must come, and soon!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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