‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ tops box office, `Finest Hours’ flounders

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LOS ANGELES –“Kung Fu Panda 3” has kicked its way to the top of the North Ameican box office with a respectable $41 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The animated sequel fared much better than the weekend’s other new openers, like Disney’s Coast Guard adventure “The Finest Hours,” which debuted in fourth place with $10.3 million.

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” parody “Fifty Shades of Black” earned around $6.2 million, but it only cost a reported $5 million to produce, while The Weinstein Company’s Natalie Portman-led Western “Jane Got a Gun” misfired out of the gates, bringing in less than $1 million on a $25 million budget.

Holdovers “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took second and third place with $12.4 million and $10.8 million, respectively.

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