– The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" followed distantly behind "Kung Fu Panda 3," which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" sequel earned an estimated $21 million in its second weekend of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. Joel and Ethan Coen's '50s Hollywood satire "Hail, Caesar!" opened in second place with an estimated $11.4 million in North American theaters for Universal Pictures.

The two other major new releases struggled.

The Nicholas Sparks romance "The Choice" debuted with $6.1 million for Lionsgate. Despite expectations of a No. 2 opening, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," bankrolled by Cross Creek Pictures and released by Sony's Screen Gems, eked out a meager $5.2 million.

While the majority of weekend grosses are made on Fridays and Saturdays, Hollywood generally seeks to avoid competing with the football broadcast and instead sticks largely to counterprogramming. .

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday:

1. "Kung Fu Panda 3," $21 million.

2. "Hail, Caesar!" $11.4 million.

3. "The Revenant," $7.1 million.

4. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $6.9 million.

5. "The Choice," $6.1 million.

6. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," $5.2 million.

7. "The Finest Hours," $4.7 million.

8. "Ride Along 2," $4.5 million.

9. "The Boy," $4.1 million.

10. "Dirty Grandpa," $4.1 million.

Associated Press