HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — With an estimated $135-million take over the three-day weekend and an estimated $150 million for the four days it’s been in release, “Deadpool” seems to be the out-and-out winner of this weekend’s box office.
The irreverent superhero movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds, debuted in the No. 1 slot, taking in an estimated $135 million at the box office for the three-day weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, “Deadpool” has done better than expected and clobbered the previous record holders:
- Largest February Opening Weekend: $85.1 million (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
- Largest Four-Day President’s Day Weekend: $93 million (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)
- Largest R-Rated Opening Weekend: $91.7 million (“The Matrix Reloaded”)
- Largest R-Rated Comic Adaptation Opening Weekend: $70.8 million (“300”)
- Largest Winter Season Opening Weekend: $89.2 million (“American Sniper”)
- Largest Opening Ever for 20th Century Fox: $108.4 million (“Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”)
Coming in at second place is “Kung Fu Panda 3,” with $19.7 million for the weekend. The animated film, which stars the vocal talents of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Bryan Cranston, has earned $93.9 million in its three-week run.
“How to Be Single” opened at No. 3 with $18.8 million its premiere weekend. The film, which stars Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson, underperformed a tad as producers were hoping for a big Valentine’s weekend take.
Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander 2” coughed and wheezed its way to fourth place with an estimated tally of $15.7 million for its first three days. Industry estimates had “Zoolander 2” opening closer to $20 million, but audiences couldn’t muster the interest to revisit Derek and Hansel after 15 years.
In the No. 5 spot is Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in “The Revenant.” The film brought in $6.9 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $159.1 million domestically.