NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Wisecracks Past $250 Million Domestic Threshold In Impressive 13 Days; 'Risen' Reaches Solid $14.9M Six-Day Haul; 'The Witch' Moves Into Third Place w/ $11M Six-Day Start
on February 25, 2016
Fox's Deadpool reigned supreme again on Wednesday with another $3.8 million added to the bank, down 56 percent from the same day last week. That gives the "Merc with a Mouth" a hugely impressive 13-day domestic tally of $250.3 million, pacing 29.5 percent ahead of where Guardians of the Galaxy stood at the same point in release. The film is expected to easily retain first place again during its upcoming third weekend.
Sony and AFFIRM's Risen pulled $0.84 million in its sixth day of play yesterday, bringing the total to $14.9 million thus far. The latest faith-based success continues trending well thanks to healthy word of mouth and is now pacing 3.5 percent ahead of fellow Sony release War Room.
A24's The Witch moved up to third place yesterday with $0.621 million, giving it a solid six-day start of $10.97 million. The well-reviewed -- but divisive -- horror film is pacing 24 percent ahead of You're Next.
How to Be Single added $0.62 million yesterday in fourth place, off 43 percent from last Wednesday. The rom-com's 13-day tally stands at $33.8 million.
Kung Fu Panda 3 re-entered the top five yesterday with $0.524 million, giving it a new domestic total of $118.9 million. The animated sequel continues playing well with families.
Meanwhile, Race fell outside the top five with $0.515 million in its sixth day of play. The Jesse Owens biopic has taken in $9.1 million so far and is currently running 32 percent behind McFarland, USA.
Last but not least, 12-time Oscar nominee The Revenant added $0.38 million (off just 17 percent week-to-week) for an updated domestic haul of $166.3 million. All-time domestic box office champion Star Wars: The Force Awakens tacked on another $0.32 million, off 31 percent from last Wednesday, for a new total of $922.7 million.