NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Climbs to $172M In Six Days w/ $8.6M Wednesday Haul
on February 18, 2016
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.
How to Be Single claimed third place with $1.08 million yesterday, giving the Warner Bros. rom-com a six-day haul of $22.4 million -- a solid total for the date night flick.
Last week's remaining new release, Zoolander 2, grabbed $0.68 million in fourth place on Wednesday. With a six-day tally of $17.55 million, the sequel is unfortunately falling short of pre-release expectations.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fended off The Revenant for fifth place yesterday. The former now stands at an all-time domestic record total of $917.3 million, while the latter 12-time Oscar nominee has taken in an excellent $160.9 million to date.