Box Office: DEADPOOL remains on top in 3rd week, beating ‘Gods of Egypt’ flop.


During its third weekend of release at the box office, DEADPOOL remained at the number one spot, earning an estimated $31.5 million from over 3,856 domestic theaters. It bested new releases “Gods of Egypt” ($14 mil), “Eddie the Eagle” ($6.3 mil) and “Triple 9” ($6.1 mil), dropping 44.2% from last weekend’s haul of $56.4 million. It’s current haul in the USA now stands at $285.6 million.

It ranks as the third highest-grossing R-rated film (domestically) behind “American Sniper” ($350.1 mil) and “The Passion of the Christ” ($370.8 mil). “It’s been a phenomenal run,” said Fox distribution chief Chris Aronson, who thinks it can surpass “The Passion” next. “Every week it has exceeded our modeling.”

With $324.1 million coming from foreign markets, the film has garnered an astounding $609.8 million worldwide on a budget of just $58 million.

The Tim Miller-directed film starring Ryan Reynolds is the highest-grossing X-MEN film ever (domestically) when NOT taking ticket price inflation into consideration, surpassing “X-Men: The Last Stand” ($234.2 mil) and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($233.9 mil). If ticket prices were adjusted, it’d actually sit behind “The Last Stand” and “X2” ($214.9 mil). Worldwide, it’s currently the second biggest X-MEN film, behind “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($747 million).

Sources: Box Office Mojo, Variety

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