#BOXOFFICE: “DEADPOOL” DOMINATES A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
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.
#BOXOFFICE: “DEADPOOL” DROWNS THE COMPETITION AGAIN
For a second straight week, DEADPOOL demolishes the competition with a fantastic $56 million from 3,722 theatres for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks it has amassed $236.9 million in earnings already!
KUNG FU PANDA 3 is a distant second but rises back up to second spot with $13.2 million for 20th Century Fox also, now in its fourth week out. It has made $117 million domestically to-date.
RISEN debuts in third with $11.5 million for Sony Pictures from 2,915 theatres. Its A- CinemaScore should help it in coming weeks as the Biblical Drama looks to carry its life into Easter. Critics gave it 58% on the Tomatometer.
THE WITCH debuts in fourth for A24/Elevation Pictures with $8.3 million from 2,046 theatres. Audiences didn’t respond too well with a C- CinemaScore, but Critics know best with an 88% score on the Tomatometer and a Twitter endorsement from King of Horror himself, Stephen King.
HOW TO BE SINGLE slips to fifth spot with $8 million for Warner Bros. this weekend, now in its second week out, making $35 million thus far.
Jesse Owens Biopic RACE debuts in sixth spot with $7 million from 2,369 theatres for eOne Films/Focus Features. Critics gave it a just-passing 61% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, which should give it some life in coming weeks.
ZOOLANDER 2 slips to seventh spot in its second week out with $5.3 for Paramount Pictures. It has made $23 million in its run thus far.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is HAIL, CAESAR! with $2.6 million for Universal Pictures. Numerically coincidental, it has made $26 million to date in three weeks.
#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “KUNG FU PANDA” MASTER OF THE MOVIEGOERS A SECOND WEEK
Although many Moviegoers are home this weekend for Super Bowl, that couldn’t stop KUNG FU PANDA from being Master at the Box Office. The 20th Century Fox release for a second week in a row remains on-top with $21.1 million from 3,987 theatres in its second week out. It has made $69 million domestically thus far.
Debuting in second is the star-studded HAIL, CAESAR! with $11.1 million for Universal Pictures from 2,232 theatres. Critics gave the latest effort from The Coen Brothers a 79% on the Tomatometer, with Audiences giving it a surprisingly-low C- CinemaScore.
Former champ THE REVENANT slips to third with $6.9 million for 20th Century Fox, pushing its tally to $149.5 million over seven weeks.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS slips to fourth spot with $6.6 million, now in its eighth week out. To date it has made $905 million in North America.
Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE CHOICE opens in fifth with $5.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics gave it a 6% on the Tomatometer, but a much more promising B+ CinemaScore.
PRIDE + PREJUDICE + ZOMBIES opens in sixth with $5.1 million for eOne Films. The Jane Austen-Zombie Mashup gets 41% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
THE BOY rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.8 million for STX/eOne Films. The Horror has made $26.6 million in three weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “KUNG FU PANDA 3” RELEASES ITS “QI” ON MOVIEGOERS
KUNG FU PANDA 3 continues its winning legacy, topping the Box Office in its debut this weekend across theatres in North America. It earns $41 million from 3,955 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Despite being the Franchise’s lowest debut to date with a $47 million opening 2012 and a $60 million opening in 2008, it continues to be a highly-bankable venture with Critics praising it with a 79% on the Tomatometer and Audiences feeling the same with an A CinemaScore.
THE REVENANT after topping the Box Office last weekend slips to second spot with $11 million also for 20th Century Fox. It has made $137 million domestically thus far in six weeks.
THE FINEST HOURS opens in third for Disney with $9.7 million from 3,143 theatres. Critics gave the Craig Gillespie (Lars & The Real Girl) Film 59% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a decent A- CinemaScore giving it some hope for success in coming weeks as word of mouth spreads.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is in fourth this weekend with $9 million, now in its seventh week out. By this time next week it will have surpassed the $900-million-mark for Disney.
DIRTY GRANDPA is in seventh in its second week out with $6.8 million for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films, surpassing the $20-million-mark.
FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK, a parody of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, opens in ninth for Open Road Films/D Films, with $5.9 million from 2,075 theatres. Critics gave it 13% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a CinemaScore.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI rounds-out the Top Ten with $5.8 million for Paramount Pictures, from 2,803 theatres. It is nearing the $50-million-mark.