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'Kung Fu Panda 3' bows at No. 1 at Friday box office

'Kung Fu Panda 3' bows at No. 1 at Friday box office

"Kung Fu Panda 3," the latest installment in the popular DreamWorks Animation franchise, is poised to lead the weekend domestic box office, taking in an estimated $10.5 million on Friday.

The animated movie is expected to gross between $39 million and $41 million for its opening weekend, slightly less than the $47.7 million collected by "Kung Fu Panda 2" over a comparable three-day opening in 2011.

The Coast Guard rescue movie "The Finest Hours" was in second place Friday with approximately $3.3 million. The Disney release, starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, is expected to gross about $10 million for its opening...

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