Adding to the nostalgic revelry of 2024, Dreamworks released the fourth installment in Po’s delightful story in Kung Fu Panda 4. Every studio seems to be keen on going back in time since the projects that were once a part of fans’ childhood are getting revived or rebooted. From Marvel’s X-Men ‘97 to John Krasinski’s IF, movies and TV shows alike are betting on nostalgia to boost their box office performance and lure audiences to the cinema.

Kung Fu Panda 4 Smashes Box Office in Just 1 Week

Kung Fu Panda 4
Po and Zhen in Kung Fu Panda 4

Released on March 8, 2024, Jack Black-starrer Kung Fu Panda 4 is flying high at the box office with no plans to slow down. Despite being released in only a few locations at the moment, Kung Fu Panda 4 has already amassed $73 million at the domestic box office and $93 million globally, according to Variety. A smashing opening for the movie shows Dreamworks is clever in reviving the iconic character who has already garnered billions of dollars in the span of three movies.

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Kung Fu Panda 4 is yet to be released in major regions that also have a wide fan following including Western Europe, much of Latin America, China, the rest of North America, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. It seems like the current box office collections are just the tip of the iceberg with the main event inching closer as Kung Fu Panda 4 gradually opens in other countries. The fourquel has the second-highest opening weekend, according to Forbes, which also predicts the movie to collect over $300m in total. It is anticipated to go above the domestic forecast of $142m as well.

Kung Fu Panda Movie
Kung Fu Panda

Dreamworks is indeed proving the power of nostalgia in pumping life back to the box office charts. The pandemic and the digital release trend contributed to theatre and cinema’s lost fervor. With movies like Kung Fu Panda 4, Dune 2, and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire fans are surely flocking to the cinemas to relive the magic of seeing movies on the big screen.

Will There Be More Sequels of Kung Fu Panda?

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Kung Fu Panda 4

Looking at the groundbreaking success of the franchise, Dreamworks will certainly want to keep the cash flowing. Everything about Kung Fu Panda resonates with the audiences including its quirky characters, iconic fight sequences, and enchanting storyline. While the creators initially mentioned that they work on one idea and one movie at a time, there is a huge possibility of Dreamworks making more movies in the future.

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With Po as a teacher rather than a student, his new journey is just beginning. Life has come full circle for the character as he started with nothing and is now the Dragon Warrior and the Spiritual Leader of the Realm. Moreover, there is no shortage of villains who have been wronged or who deem themselves more powerful and want to conquer the valley. It might be exciting to see Jack Black continue the legacy of Po as he loves playing the part too. All we hope for is that the studios don’t bomb the franchise by overlooking the story and other crucial aspects.

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