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Weekend Box Office Report: February 26-28, 2016

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Deadpool continues killing competition!

The talkative red-suited murder machine was on top once again this weekend as DEADPOOL won the box office for a third time with an estimated $31.5 million!

With a domestic total of $285.6 million, the irrepressible and irreverent anti-hero now has the third-biggest R-rated movie, with only AMERICAN SNIPER ($350 million) and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST ($370 million) ahead of him.

DEADPOOL has passed the domestic totals of his fellow Marvel Comics characters CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER ($259 million) and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ($262 million), and has also crossed $600 million worldwide.

Of the new releases, the PG-13 action movie GODS OF EGYPT opened in second place with $14 million. The mythological epic from director Alex Proyas (THE CROW) cost a reported $140 million, and got savaged by critics with a 13% average on Rotten Tomatoes. The CG-filled spectacle earned an additional $38.2 million from international audiences.

KUNG FU PANDA 3 was in third place with $9 million, followed by the Joseph Fiennes-starring biblical action movie RISEN in fourth with $7 million.

Opening in fifth was the new skiing biopic EDDIE THE EAGLE with $6.3 million. The PG-13 inspiration comedy-drama starring Hugh Jackman and KINGSMAN's Taron Egerton had a reported cost of $23 million and seemed to please many critics with 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In sixth was the new R-rated heist thriller TRIPLE 9 with an opening of $6.1 million. Despite a high-profile cast including Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the $20 million crooked-cop movie from director John Hillcoat (THE PROPOSITION) couldn't seem to draw crowds or many strong reviews (55% on Rotten Tomatoes).

The comedy HOW TO BE SINGLE was in seventh with $5.1 million, while the supernatural horror release THE WITCH was in eighth with $5 million, down 43% from last weekend's opening. The Jesse Owens biopic RACE dropped to ninth with $4.2 million (41% down from its opening), and multiple Oscar nominee THE REVENANT closed out the list.

Outside the chart, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS wasn't in the Top 10 for the first time since December 18, and ZOOLANDER 2 and HAIL, CAESAR! also departed.

Next weekend has Gerard Butler's head-stabbing Secret Service agent in LONDON HAS FALLEN, along with Disney's computer-animated ZOOTOPIA and Tina Fey's R-rated war comedy WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Deadpool $31.5 M $285.6 M
2. Gods of Egypt $14 M
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3. Kung Fu Panda 3 $9 M $128.4 M
4. Risen $7 M $22.7 M
5. Eddie the Eagle $6.3 M
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6. Triple 9 $6.1 M
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7. How To Be Single $5.1 M $39.6 M
8. The Witch $5 M $16.6 M
9. Race $4.2 M $13.8 M
10. The Revenant $3.8 M $170.5 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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12:19PM on 02/29/2016
Glad to see Deadpool is about to break $300 million!
Glad to see Deadpool is about to break $300 million!
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10:08AM on 02/29/2016
Glad Deadpool is hanging on so strongly. Reynolds earned this one IMO.

Also, Triple 9 was a fucking mess and the first film I've walked out on in years. Major disappointment for me, I was really looking forward to it and the cast was so stellar but ultimately I found it almost unbearably melodramatic and convulted. Oh well, just bring on Green Room already.
Glad Deadpool is hanging on so strongly. Reynolds earned this one IMO.

Also, Triple 9 was a fucking mess and the first film I've walked out on in years. Major disappointment for me, I was really looking forward to it and the cast was so stellar but ultimately I found it almost unbearably melodramatic and convulted. Oh well, just bring on Green Room already.
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4:21PM on 02/28/2016
Triple 9 was a pretty damn good film. However, dark cop films are my favorite genre.
Triple 9 was a pretty damn good film. However, dark cop films are my favorite genre.
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3:08PM on 02/28/2016

No surprise there....but the Deadpool hype is over.

Just like Deadpool was the only thing worth seeing to post Star Wars...Zootopia will be number one until Batman/Superman because families had nothing worth seeing post Kung Fu Panda 3
I liked Deadpool (and if we get a slew of R rated movies over PG 13 thats great) BUT Deadpools success has everything to do with timing, the last comic book movie was Antman back in August and everyone loved it, it was only natural everyone would flock to the next Marvel movie.
Just like Deadpool was the only thing worth seeing to post Star Wars...Zootopia will be number one until Batman/Superman because families had nothing worth seeing post Kung Fu Panda 3
I liked Deadpool (and if we get a slew of R rated movies over PG 13 thats great) BUT Deadpools success has everything to do with timing, the last comic book movie was Antman back in August and everyone loved it, it was only natural everyone would flock to the next Marvel movie.
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3:20PM on 02/28/2016
Sometimes timing is everything. When the first Taken movie came out, it took full advantage of the shitty winter months as well.
Sometimes timing is everything. When the first Taken movie came out, it took full advantage of the shitty winter months as well.
5:07PM on 02/28/2016
It's cute when people use poor hindsight to pretend they understand the boxoffice. Sorry, but by your logic $300million+ earnings from a February opening for an R-rated film should be very common.
It's cute when people use poor hindsight to pretend they understand the boxoffice. Sorry, but by your logic $300million+ earnings from a February opening for an R-rated film should be very common.
11:42PM on 02/28/2016
I'm sorry, I must be confused. How exactly is the Deadpool hype over? There is a top 10 list and 2 weeks where something new could have beaten Deadpool but people still flocked to it. That's success, not hype. I don't disagree that next weeks movies will probably bump Deadpool but there were also some big movies that could have knocked Deadpool down within the past month.
I get that you think Deadpool is over-hyped and all and blame the success on February not having enough (except at least
I'm sorry, I must be confused. How exactly is the Deadpool hype over? There is a top 10 list and 2 weeks where something new could have beaten Deadpool but people still flocked to it. That's success, not hype. I don't disagree that next weeks movies will probably bump Deadpool but there were also some big movies that could have knocked Deadpool down within the past month.
I get that you think Deadpool is over-hyped and all and blame the success on February not having enough (except at least top 10 movies) but credit needs to go where credit is due. The movie is great and people responded well to it and the success is showing worldwide (except China that banned it) Sure it won't last at #1 much longer, but it did pretty damn good in the 3 weeks it has been out. regardless if February isn't as big a movie month than the Summer.
Side note:
16 films in February incl Deadpool
19 films in January
Do the math. Deadpool did great on its own.
4:01PM on 02/29/2016
This is a bit silly. You can use that argument, I suppose...for it's opening weekend. Well, not really, since it made so much money. But, even if that were the case...it's box office the following weeks would mean people went back. Not for any movie. But, for an R-rated movie about a hero that is hardly mainstream.
It's not like people go to the movies every weekend no matter what...and then decide "nothing else is good..let's just go see 'Deadpool' again!"
This is a bit silly. You can use that argument, I suppose...for it's opening weekend. Well, not really, since it made so much money. But, even if that were the case...it's box office the following weeks would mean people went back. Not for any movie. But, for an R-rated movie about a hero that is hardly mainstream.
It's not like people go to the movies every weekend no matter what...and then decide "nothing else is good..let's just go see 'Deadpool' again!"
2:22PM on 02/28/2016
Triple 9 was great and I suggest everybody if they have the chance, to go see it. Definitely one of the better cop films to come out as of recent.
Triple 9 was great and I suggest everybody if they have the chance, to go see it. Definitely one of the better cop films to come out as of recent.
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