Ryan Reynolds’ passion project continues to do amazing business at the box office, holding off all comers in its second weekend in release. Here’s what went down:
Deadpool held on to the top spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $56 million, down only 58% from its opening weekend. This is a very solid hold, especially for an R-rated film. At this point, Deadpool has brought in an outstanding $236 million, and should have no problem hitting $300 million at the box office. Amazing.
As for the rest of the top five, Kung Fu Panda 3 was in second place once again with $14.8 million. Though the film started off slower than the previous instalments, this third iteration has hit $119 million, which is definitely a good showing. Debuting in third place with $11.5 million is religious film Risen, while the well-reviewed horror flick The Witch debut in fourth place with $9 million. How To Be Single closes out the top five with $8.9 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Deadpool – $57 million
2) Kung Fu Panda 3 – $15 million
3) The Witch – $8.5 million
4) Risen – $8 million
5) Race – $7.5 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Deadpool – $56 million
2) Kung Fu Panda 3 – $14.8 million
3) Risen – $11.5 million
4) The Witch – $9 million
5) How To Be Single – $8.9 million
Next Friday sees the release of Eddie The Eagles, Gods of Egypt and Triple 9. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!