NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Approaching $250M After Leading Tuesday with $5.16M; 'Risen' Claims Second with $1.32M
on February 24, 2016
By Daniel Garris
Fox's Deadpool took in $5.16 million on Tuesday to comfortably lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster increased 15.5 percent over Monday and decreased a sharp 55 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool has grossed a massive $246.49 million in twelve days and will surpass the $250 million mark either today or Thursday. The film is running an extremely impressive 46 percent ahead of the $168.97 million twelve-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past (which had the added advantage of higher priced 3D admissions; something that Deadpool doesn't have). Deadpool looks to be in terrific shape to comfortably remain in first place over the upcoming weekend.
Risen held steady in second place with $1.32 million. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes was up a healthy 45 percent over Monday. Risen has grossed $14.03 million through five days, which is on the higher end of pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 45.5 percent ahead of the $9.64 million five-day start of fellow AFFIRM Films release When the Game Stands Tall back in 2014. AFFIRM Films releases have a strong history of displaying strong holding power and Risen will hope to do the same going forward.
Warner's How to Be Single was up one spot from Monday to move into third on Tuesday with $0.878 million. The romantic comedy from New Line and MGM featuring Dakota Johnson was up a strong 55 percent over Monday and down a very solid 39 percent from last Tuesday. How to Be Single has grossed $33.19 million in twelve days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 17 percent ahead of the $28.29 million twelve-day take of 2009's Confessions of a Shopaholic.
The Witch was down one spot to claim fourth place with $0.829 million. A24's low-budget R-rated horror film was up 16 percent over Monday's performance. The Witch continues to perform on the high end of expectations (and nicely with its low price tag in mind), with a five-day start of $10.34 million. The film is currently running 24 percent ahead of the $8.34 million five-day take of 2013's You're Next.
Race was up one spot from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.720 million. Focus' Jesse Owens biopic starring Stephan James was up a very healthy 47 percent over Monday. Race has grossed $8.59 million in five days. The film is performing a bit below its modest expectations and 33 percent softer than the $12.78 million five-day start of McFarland, USA over the same week last year.
Kung Fu Panda 3 was down one spot to land in sixth with $0.720 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation increased 38 percent over Monday and decreased a very sharp 63 percent from last Tuesday. Kung Fu Panda 3 has grossed $118.36 million in 26 days, which places the film 14 percent behind the $138.20 million 26-day take of last year's Hotel Transylvania 2.