Weekend Box Office: ‘Deadpool’ Remains No. 1 as ‘Gods of Egypt’ Flops
While “tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest, er, brightest,” at the box office, audiences are celebrating the Fox comic-book movie Deadpool for the third straight week. The Tim Miller-directed film, starring Ryan Reynolds, has now crossed $600 million worldwide, and it ranks as the third highest grossing R-rated movie ever, domestically.
Lionsgate’s dreams to turn Gods of Egypt into its next major film franchise were dashed as a $140 million effects-heavy film opened in a disappointing second place this weekend, earning just $14 million from 3,117 theaters. The Alex Proyas-directed action fantasy received a B- CinemaScore from audiences, while critics slammed it with only 10 percent giving positive reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. The CGI was overkill and the acting was vanilla.
Kung Fu Panda 3 dropped a spot to third with $9 million its fifth weekend for a total of $128.5 million, while fourth place went to TriStar Pictures’ Risen, which earned $7 million its second weekend for a total of $22.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was the feel-good Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. Receiving an A CinemaScore, the Dexter Fletcher-directed biopic of the British ski jumper opened with $6.3 million and scored a decent 73% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
The third new wide release, Open Road’s heist thriller Triple 9, disappointed in sixth place with $6.1 million. Directed by John Hilcoat, the star-studded cop movie received a C+ CinemaScore and a 55% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating. Here’s the weekend’s top ten.
Looking forward to see Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia and seeing it at the top of the chart next weekend. The film has already reached $81.4 million internationally.