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Deadpool slices and dices the competition at the box office

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:

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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!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on February 21, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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