NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Inches Closer to $300M Threshold with $2.2M Wednesday; 'Gods of Egypt' Stands at $17.2M Through Six Days; 'The Revenant' Rides Leo's Oscar Momentum Back Into Fourth Place
on March 03, 2016
Fox's Deadpool won the day again on Wednesday with another $2.2 million added to its haul, down 42 percent from last week. That brings the "Merc with a Mouth" up to $292.7 million domestically through 20 days of play, putting it 26 percent ahead of the pace of Guardians of the Galaxy. The film is set to fly past the $300 million threshold this coming weekend.
Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt pulled $0.815 million yesterday in second place, giving it a six-day haul of $17.2 million. Unfortunately, the big-budget fantasy flick is living down to expectations at the box office as it paces 56 percent behind Immortals.
Risen claimed third place on Wednesday with $0.52 million, off just 38 percent from the same day last week. That gives the successful faith-based film a solid 13-day tally of $24.3 million as it enjoys positive word of mouth.
The Revenant jumped three spots back into fourth place with $0.48 million yesterday as it enjoys refreshed momentum from Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Actor Oscar win on Sunday night. The frontier epic now stands at an excellent $172.2 million overall stateside.
Triple 9 moved up to fifth place with $0.46 million for a six-day cume of $7.74 million. Kung Fu Panda 3 came in sixth yesterday with $0.44 million, down just 16 percent from last Wednesday and bringing its domestic take up to $129.9 million. Eddie the Eagle landed in ninth place with $0.39 million and a six-day tally of $7.4 million.
Meanwhile, just outside the top ten, Star Wars: The Force Awakens grabbed $0.24 million to increase its record domestic haul to $926.75 million.