Disney makes a victorious debut with latest Animated Feature ZOOTOPIA, earning $73 million from 3,827 theatres this weekend. Voiced by the likes of Kristen Bell, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, it receives unanimous praise from Critics and Audiences alike with 98% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. This sets an all-time record for best original non-Pixar/Disney original Film, besting 2013’s Frozen which debuted with $67 million.
Debuting a respectable second with $21 million is LONDON HAS FALLEN with $21 million from 3,490 theatres for VVS Films/Focus Features. The follow-up to Olympus Has Fallen gets a 26% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences adored it with an A- CinemaScore, giving it legs to run on in coming weeks as word of mouth spreads. This however doesn’t best Olympus‘ $30-million opening in 2013 en route to $160 million worldwide.
DEADPOOL slips to third spot this weekend with $16.8 million for 20th Century Fox, now in its fourth week out. Already it has surpassed $311 million domestically.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT debuts in fourth with $7.3 million for Paramount Pictures from 2,374 theatres. Based on the Memoir by Kim Baker, it stars Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, garnering a passing 61% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GODS OF EGYPT in its second week out lands in fifth with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, a second Film for Gerard Butler in the Top Ten this week alongside LONDON HAS FALLEN.Egypt has grossed $22.6 million in its North American run so far.
THE REVENANT gets a boost from its Oscars exposure last weekend, in seventh with $3.6 million for 20th Century Fox, now impressively in its 11th week out. It has made $176 million thus far in these parts.
THE WITCH rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Elevation Pictures/A24 Films in its third week out, just surpassing the $20-million mark.
eOne Films + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see GODS OF EGYPT! Screenings take place in Toronto (Scotiabank), Vancouver (Scotiabank Vancouver), Calgary (Chinook), Edmonton (Scotiabank Edmonton), Winnipeg (St. Vital), Ottawa (Cineplex Ottawa), Halifax (Scotiabank Halifax) on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Synopsis: Set, the God of Darkness (Gerard Butler), defeats rival deity Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in a vicious duel and blinds him before taking over Egypt and enslaving his people. A mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) allies himself with Horus in an attempt to save humanity.
Gods of Egypt also stars Geoffrey Rush and Chadwick Boseman.
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eOne Films release GODS OF EGYPT on Friday, February 26, 2016.