Weekend Box Office: ‘Deadpool’ Beats ‘Risen’ and ‘The Witch’

Second Win In A Row

Three new releases hit the top ten, but none were able to push Deadpool out of the top spot or even Kung Fu Panda 3 out of second place. After ten days of release, Ryan Reynolds‘ audacious superhero movie easily earned $55 million to claim the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive week.

Deadpool has now earned $235.4 million domestically and $256.5 million at international box office for a global total of $491.89 million and it has already surpassed every X-Men film domestically.

Kung Fu Panda 3 added $12.5 million its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $117.1 million.

Among the new openings, Sony’s Risen, which appealed to the Christian audiences, performed best in third place at the domestic box office with an estimated $11.8 million. The Kevin Reynolds‘ faith-based drama starring Joseph Fiennes cost just $20 million to make and received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Robert Eggers’ Puritan New England horror story The Witch debuted to $8.7 million from 2,046 theaters for a fourth place finish. However, the audiences only gave the film a C- CinemaScore, which indicates it is not for everyone’s tastes.

Rounding out the top 5 was the R-rated romantic comedy How to Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson. The film earned $8.2 million in its second weekend for a two-week total of $31.8 million.

The Jesse Owens biopic, Race, also opened this weekend and debuted in the sixth spot with $7.3 million. The Stephen Hopkins-directed film starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten and William Hurt received an A CinemaScore, the best of the three new films. Here’s the weekend’s top 10.

Rentrak Estimates Chart

Gods of Egypt, Eddie the Eagle as well as Triple 9 are coming to theaters next week, but my money is on Deadpool to repeat atop the weekend box office.