For a third consecutive week, DEADPOOL dominates the Box Office in North America. Bringing-in $31 million from 3,856 theatres for 20th Century Fox this weekend, the foul-mouthed Action Hero earns $285 million thus far in its run.
GODS OF EGYPT starring Gerard Butler debuts in second with $13 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films from 3,117 theatres. It earns 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics, with a B- CinemaScore from Audiences.
KUNG FU PANDA 3 in its fifth week out earns $8.7 million, bringing it domestic run to $128 million for 20th Century Fox.
RISEN places fourth with $7.1 million for Sony Pictures from 2,915 theatres, in its second week out tallying $22 million for the Biblical Drama.
TRIPLE 9 debuts in fifth with $6 million from 2,205 theatres for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures. Critics gave it a mixed 54% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
Sports Drama EDDIE THE EAGLE opens in sixth with $5.8 million from 2,042 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics gave it a positive 73% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, which indicates positive word of mouth potential.
THE REVENANT rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.6 million for 20th Century Fox in its tenth week out. It has made over $170 million in North America.
The weather could not stop Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton from letting Eddie fly! The Duo after being scheduled for the Canadian Premiere of Sports Biopic EDDIE THE EAGLE at Scotiabank Theatre had unforeseen delays preventing them from leaving New York in time for last night’s Red Carpet. Attending however was Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher, treating last night’s audience to a Q&A. More on that here.
Welsh-born Egerton, who was just at the BAFTAs this weekend, gained many new Fans last year in breakout hit KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. Although we were expecting to see him at TIFF alongside Tom Hardy for LEGEND, today would be the day – a snowy afternoon with traffic moving at a pedestrian pace.
Despite being in a rush, Egerton stopped for Fans quickly after a morning of Press, before heading out to CTV‘s THE SOCIAL where he and Co-Star Hugh Jackman would appear.
We spotted Jackman in a t-shirt, jeans and a handful of bags heading into his SUV, apologizing that he didn’t have time to stop today. Hughly..errr… we mean highly forgivable as he has been wonderful to the City, starring in a one-man show at Princess of Wales Theatre Summer 2011 greeting fans daily, the Premiere of Real Steel and his last visit here TIFF ’13 for Prisoners.
EDDIE THE EAGLE centers on Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Egerton) who competed at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics without funding or sponsorship. After placing last in two ski jumping events for Great Britain, he became an example of “heroic failure”, celebrated and becoming a star in his own right with a career which saw him authoring a book and several television appearances. The Film hones in on his battle to compete after he sparked several changes in rules and regulations to qualify for the Olympics, and also his relationship with imaginary mentor Bronson Peary (Jackson).
Based on the story of Eddie Edwards, EDDIE THE EAGLE was well-received coming out of Sundance earlier this year. In Toronto tonight was Director/Actor Dexter Fletcher to grace the Scotiabank Theatre Red Carpet. Fletcher, who has starred in many classics like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Bugsy Malone, The Long Good Friday and The Elephant Man, stepped-up to the challenge of carrying the Premiere on his own after stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman were held-up in New York due to unforeseen delays. The stars are expected to be in the City tomorrow still for their Press Tour.
The uplifting Biographical Comedy follows Edwards’ challenges after becoming the first ever ski jumper to compete at the Olympics. Even without sponsorship or funding, he found himself competing against the world’s best for Great Britain at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and despite under-performing he went on to achieve great fame for his inspiring story of perseverance and “heroic failure”. Edwards is played by Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s Egerton and imaginary mentor Bronson Peary is brought to life by Hugh Jackman.
Arriving a little after 8:30 and speaking to local outlets like Virgin 99.9, CTV, Space and Entertainment Tonight Canada, Fletcher had nothing but praise for Egerton and Jackman – their natural chemistry very apparent as friends on-camera. He stated that this made his job much easier, making him responsible simply for capturing that. He also feels that an uplifting story like Eddie The Eagle is needed when we we are inundated with so many heavy stories on the daily.
20th Century Fox Canada + Mr. Will want to take Readers in Toronto to attend a once in a lifetime event, a Red Carpet Premiere of EDDIE THE EAGLE with Director Dexter Fletcher and stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman in attendance! Everybody loves an underdog and EDDIE THE EAGLE is exactly this. The Premiere takes place in Toronto on Monday, February 15, 2016.
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
EDDIE THE EAGLE also stars Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny and Jo Hartley.
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20th Century Fox Canada release EDDIE THE EAGLE on Friday, February 26, 2016.