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.
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.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||Deadpool||$31.5 M||$285.6 M|
|2.||Gods of Egypt||$14 M|
|3.||Kung Fu Panda 3||$9 M||$128.4 M|
|4.||Risen||$7 M||$22.7 M|
|5.||Eddie the Eagle||$6.3 M|
|6.||Triple 9||$6.1 M|
|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|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|