It Was the Panda Bowl Weekend at the Box Office

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For the second week in a row, Kung Fu Panda 3 martial arts-ed its way to the top of the box office, martial art-ing the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar! in its Golden Age Hollywood face. Panda made $21 million, bringing its domestic total up to $69 million, while the Coens' comedy made $11.4 million, a little more than half of its $22 million budget. The Revenant, which snagged a Best Director DGA Award like a bear in a trap, made $7.1 million in its 7th week, for a cume of $149.7 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens slacked in its 8th week, only making $6.8 million for a paltry $905.9 million domestic cume. (The film took 52 days to break $2 billion worldwide.) The week's other two major debuts, The Choice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, didn't set the box office on fire. The Nicholas Sparks romance made $6 million while the adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel about the bourgeois undead made $5.2 million.