Taking a reasonable £4.7 million from the weekend this is the lowest debuting film for the series to date.
Kung Fu Panda 2 and the original broth managed to gross in the region of £6 million on their debuts.
With Disney's Zootopia just round the corner and getting great reviews Kung Fu Panda 3 could well struggle to bring in decent numbers.
Falling from the top spot to number 3 after its debut at the top is London Has Fallen, a second week gross of £1.8 million brings its total to £6.4 million after 10 days.
Highest total grossing movie on the box offie this week is Deadpool which after 5 weeks has taken £35.7 million.
A year ago
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was still at the top of the box office leaving Liam Neeson's Run All Night to enter highest at 2.
Five years ago
Battle: Los Angeles made its debut at the top of the UK box office while Rango fell into second place.
Ten years ago
Horror remake The Hills Have Eyes entered at the top of the chart knocking Date Movie down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Hannibal stayed at the top of the box office leaving the highest new entry to debut at number 7 in the shape of The Watcher.
Twenty years ago
Trainspotting remained at the top of the box office and in a quiet week for new releases there was nothing entering the box office this week.
Twenty five years ago
The Godfather Part III made its debut at the top knocking Dances With Wolves down to number 2 after a four weeks at the top