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

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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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