Weekend Box Office: ‘Gods’ Is No Match For ‘Deadpool’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah,  Feb. 29, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — “Deadpool” is now the 3rd highest grossing R-rated film in history, coming in behind “The Passion of the Christ” ($370.7 million) and “American Sniper” ($350.1 million).

Box Office Mojo is reporting that the Ryan Reynolds superhero film remains in the No. 1 slot after bringing in a weekend total of $31.5 million, which makes its domestic take $285.6 million. The film has a worldwide total of $609.8 million in the three weeks it’s been in theaters.

Debuting in the No. 2 spot is “Gods of Egypt” with a weekend take of $14.0 million. The film, which has an estimated budget of $140 million ($170 if you add in the $30 million promotional budget), might have a long journey to make back the studio’s investment.

In third place it’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” earning an additional $9.0 million for the animated family film. The third movie in the franchise has a domestic total of $128.4 million, and has earned a total of $185.7 million worldwide.

The sports film “Eddie the Eagle” opened in 4th place to just $6.3 million. The inspirational story, starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton, is underperforming despite critical and audience raves.

The cops v. robbers action film, “Triple 9,” opened to $6.1 million. The film stars Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Chiwetel Ejiofor.


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