The Merc with a Mouth lined ’em up and shot ‘me down this weekend, and three new releases crashed and burned at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Deadpool was number one at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $31.5 million to raise its total to $285 millions. With audiences and the studio already discussing what to do for a sequel, we’d best get used to seeing more of Ryan Reynolds in spandex.
As for the rest of the top five, things were incredibly bleak for the various new releases that hit theaters. The first big bust of 2016 belongs to Gods of Egypt, which could only muster an estimated $13.5 million in its debut weekend. There clearly was no interest in this SFX-heavy film that apparently cost about $140 million to make. Kung Fu Panda 3 was in third place with $8.7 million, with Risen behind it in fourth place with an estimated $7.1 million. Crime film Triple 9 closes things in fifth place with an anemic $6 million.
Eddie The Eagle didn’t even make it into the top five, debuting in sixth place with $5.8 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Deadpool – $32 million
2) Gods of Egypt – $11 million
3) Triple 9 – $10 million
4) Eddie The Eagle – $9 million
5) Kung Fu Panda 3 – $7.5 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Deadpool – $31.5 million
2) Gods of Egypt – $13.5 million
3) Kung Fu Panda 3 – $8.7 million
4) Risen – $7.1 million
5) Triple 9 – $6 million
Next weekend sees the release of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Zootopia and London Has Fallen. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.