#BOXOFFICE: “DEADPOOL” DEVASTATING IN VALENTINE’S WEEKEND DEBUT
Now that’s a lot of love for you! DEADPOOL absolute devastates in its debut this Valentine’s Day weekend earning a smashing $118 million from 3,558 theatres for 20th Century Fox. This sets a record for all-time high for a February opening and also opening day in the month with $47.5 made last night alone in North America. Above this, both Critics and Fans agree that this is a winner with an 84% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Expect to see a carryover into continuing weeks as word of mouth spreads for this one. Ryan Reynolds is back and in a huge way.
KUNG FU PANDA 3 slips to second spot with $20 million from 3,844 theatres. It has made $100 million in only three weeks for 20th Century Fox.
HOW TO BE SINGLE opens in third for Warner Bros. with $16 million from 3,394 theatres. Critics gave the Comedy starring Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann and Dakota Johnson 49% on the Tomatometer and a passing B CinemaScore.
ZOOLANDER 2 opens in fourth with $14 million for Paramount Pictures from 3,343 theatres. Critics were a bit harsh on the long-awaited Sequel giving it 26% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore.
HAIL, CAESAR! is in fifth in it second week out for Universal Pictures with $6.4 million. It has made $22 million thus far.
Rounding out the Top Ten is THE BOY with $2.8 million for eOne Films/STX.