It was another stellar weekend for potty-mouth superhero Deadpool, as the R-rated film finished in first place of a third straight weekend, dropping only 44.2%.
And if that wasn’t enough, “Deadpool” is now the third highest grossing R-rated movie of all-time. While “Deadpool” still has a way to go to catch “American Sniper,” I think good ol’ Wade has a chance.
With an estimated $31.5 million first place finish, “Deadpool” has now earned an estimated $285.6 million domestically. Overseas, the Merc with the Mouth added another $40+ million as the film’s worldwide total is now over $600 million.
Coming in a very distant second, Lionsgate and Summit’s “Gods of Egypt” brought in an estimated $14 million. The $140 million budgeted CGI extravaganza, which is reportedly also carrying a $30 million marketing budget, isn’t likely to be making up that money… ever.
The Alex Proyas-directed feature brought in an estimated $24.2 million internationally, for a $38+ million global debut, but with a massive budget and a domestic run that could finish in $35-$40 million range, this movie is gonna be one of this year’s major bombs.
Luckily, star Gerard Butler can quickly put this embarrassment behind him because his next film,”London has Fallen,” comes out this Friday.
Way down the bottom of the top five, we find the weekend’s other two new wide releases, “Eddie the Eagle” and “Triple 9,” which battled it out for fifth place. As of Sunday, Eddie helds a slight edge with an estimated $6.3 million opening, just ahead of “Triple 9” at an estimated $6.1 million.
For what its worth. “Eddie the Eagle” did score an “A” CinemaScore as it played to an audience that was 50/50 male to female, 75% of which were over the age of 25.
As for John Hillcoat’s corrupt cop, heist thriller, “Triple 9,” the film did nothing for audiences. “Triple 9” scored a lackluster “C+” CinemaScore which is even worse than the “B-” “Gods of Egypt got.