Dune: Part 2 Dominates Overseas, while Kung Fu Panda 4 Leads the Home Box Office for the Second Week

Dune: Part 2 Dominates Overseas, while Kung Fu Panda 4 Leads the Home Box Office for the Second Week

With $30 million in its second week of sales, Kung Fu Panda 4 maintained its kung fu hold on the domestic box office, increasing its total to $107.7 million, according to Comscore. With an additional $39.6 million in overseas sales this weekend, the Jack Black-starring sequel now has a $176.5 million global cume.

After earning $29.1 million in its third week of release, Dune: Part Two came in second place domestically behind Kung Fu Panda 4, with a total of $205.3 million earned thus far. The brilliant international release of the sci-fi epic 2021 that is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel is already getting close to half a billion views. It moved $51.2 million closer this past weekend, for a cumulative global total of $494.7 million.

With $7.5 million, the Mark Wahlberg dog drama Arthur the King debuted in third place domestically. It is based on the actual story of extreme athlete and author Mikael Lindnord and his bond with a dog named Arthur during an adventure race in Ecuador. In his 2016 book Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home, Lindnord wrote about the encounter.

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, Michael Light (Wahlberg) in the movie persuades a sponsor to support him and a group of athletes (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman) for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. During this time, they develop an enduring relationship with the titular pup.

“Oh my god, I tried to bribe the trainer to sell me the dog,” Wahlberg said of his four-legged costar, Ukai. “I offered her whatever she would want. But, of course, that bond is not something that you can separate. I just fell in love with him.”

The four-week total of $19.1 million ($27.4 million worldwide) for the Blumhouse horror film Imaginary and $2.8 million for the biopic of Catholic missionary Francesca Cabrini, Cabrini, took fifth and sixth place, respectively, rounding out the top five.

Sanchita Patil

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