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Weekend Box Office Report: February 26-28, 2016

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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