U.K. Box Office: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Edges Past '10 Cloverfield Lane'

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'Kung Fu Panda 3'

The DreamWorks Animation sequel held on to the No. 1 spot, while 'The Boy' topped fellow debutante 'High-Rise.'

While 10 Cloverfield Lane wasn't far behind, Kung Fu Panda 3 retained the British box-office crown in its second weekend with $2.5 million, bringing its total to $10.1 million.

The J.J. Abrams-produced "spiritual successor" to the his 2008 hit Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane earned $2.3 million, well short of the original's $5 million opening.

Further down, London Has Fallen displayed some staying power in its third week, adding a further $1.5 million for a cume of $11.7 million.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant — Part 1 continued to prove a major disappointment in its second weekend, adding another $1.1 million for a $4.5 million cume. At this rate, Allegiant is likely to become the lowest-performing title in the YA film franchise.

Two newcomers jostled for fifth spot, the spoils going to horror The Boy, which grossed $1 million, while High-Rise, Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's dystopian novel starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons took in $800,000.

This coming weekend, Kung Fu Panda 3 is sure to lose the top spot to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which had its European premiere in London on Tuesday evening.

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