Fox's Deadpool took in $8.02 million on Thursday to dominate the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The blockbuster Ryan Reynolds led antihero film was down a reasonable 7 percent from Wednesday. Deadpool blew away pre-release expectations this week with a massive seven-day start of $180.39 million. That was 28 percent stronger than the $141.33 million seven-day take of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and a very impressive 39 percent stronger than the $129.47 million seven-day gross of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Clearly, Deadpool has successfully expanded beyond the typical X-Men fanbase with its performance thus far. Deadpool will obviously have no problem remaining in first place at the box office this weekend.Read more
Fox reports that Deadpool tacked on another $8.6 million on Wednesday as its domestic total climbed to a hugely impressive $172.4 million in just six days. By comparison, that puts the "Merc with a Mouth" 36 percent ahead of the pace of Guardians of the Galaxy and 38.5 percent ahead of in-universe companion X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Fox also took second place yesterday as Kung Fu Panda 3 was up nearly 33 percent from last Wednesday to $0.93 million yesterday. The animated sequel continues to perform very well thanks to healthy word of mouth, reviews, and a lack of family-friendly competition. Its domestic total is now $103.4 million.
Fox's Deadpool grossed $11.56 million on Tuesday to dominate the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The blockbuster Ryan Reynolds led antihero film declined 41 percent from Monday's inflated Presidents Day performance. Deadpool has grossed a massive $163.75 million in its first five days of release. The film has demolished pre-release expectations and has set a new benchmark for the X-Men Universe in the process. Deadpool is running 26 percent ahead of the $130.15 million five-day start of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 38 percent ahead of the $118.78 million five-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.Read more
Fox's Deadpool exploded this weekend with an estimated four-day debut of $150.0 million. The Ryan Reynolds led antihero film destroyed expectations and the previous four-day Presidents Day weekend record of $93.01 million set last year by Fifty Shades of Grey. Deadpool also set a new benchmark for the X-Men universe, as the film opened 22 percent stronger than the $122.86 million four-day launch of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and 36 percent stronger than the $110.58 million four-day start of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. The comparison to Days of Future Past is especially impressive given that Deadpool didn't have the added advantage of higher priced 3D admissions and opened in 438 fewer locations.Read more
Fox's Deadpool exploded this weekend with an estimated three-day debut of $135.0 million. The Ryan Reynolds led antihero film not only destroyed expectations, but destroyed the previous all-time R-rated and February opening weekend records as well. Deadpool opened 47 percent ahead of the $91.77 million 2003 debut of previous R-rated record holder The Matrix Reloaded and 58.5 percent ahead of the $85.17 million start of previous February (and Presidents Day weekend) record holder Fifty Shades of Grey. Deadpool also delivered the largest debut ever for a film in the X-Men universe, as it opened 31 percent ahead of the $102.75 million three-day start of 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.Read more
Fox reports this morning that Deadpool is utterly crushing records for an R-rated film -- and then some. The Ryan Reynolds vehicle exploded with an estimated $47.5 million opening day on Friday, including $12.7 million from Thursday night shows. That handily surpasses The Matrix Reloaded's previous record opening day for an R-rated film ($37.5 million, or $42.5 million counting its Wednesday early shows in May 2003), as well as previous graphic novel adaptation champ 300 ($28.1 million opening day in March 2007).
Among other records Deadpool has or will be chasing down, it topped last year's Fifty Shades of Grey ($30.3 million) for the best all-time February opening day and looks to steal that film's $85.
Kung Fu Panda 3 led the daily box office for one last day on Thursday with a daily take of $1.02 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up 10 percent from Wednesday and down just 23 percent from last Thursday. Kung Fu Panda 3 was the week's top film with a weekly haul of $26.21 million. That represented a 45.5 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's two-week total to $74.26 million. Kung Fu Panda 3 will obviously fall out of first place today with the launch of fellow Fox release Deadpool; which grossed an estimated $12.7 million from Thursday night shows (that will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance).Read more