By Daniel Garris
Fox's Deadpool grossed $2.33 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an 18th consecutive day. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film declined 71 percent from Sunday and a sizable 48 percent from last Monday. Deadpool has grossed a massive $287.59 million in 18 days, which leaves the film just $12.41 million away from reaching the $300 million domestic milestone. The film is currently running an extremely impressive 50 percent ahead of the $191.32 million 18-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt claimed second place with $0.956 million. The expensive action fantasy film featuring Gerard Butler was down 74 percent from Sunday's performance. Gods of Egypt has grossed $15.08 million in four days of release. While Gods of Egypt is performing towards the higher end of its relatively modest expectations, the film is performing poorly with both its high price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind. Gods of Egypt is running 56.5 percent behind the $34.65 million four-day start of 2011's Immortals.
Triple 9 claimed third place for the day with $0.515 million. The ensemble crime drama from Open Road was down 67 percent from Sunday. Triple 9 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of just $6.62 million. The film represents another disappointing performance for Open Road and is running 54 percent behind the $14.42 million four-day take of 2012's End of Watch (which was also an Open Road release).
On the heels of its Academy Award wins for Best Actor and Best Director on Sunday, Fox's The Revenant moved into fourth place on Monday with $0.511 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down just 53 percent from Sunday and up a strong 56 percent over last Monday. The Revenant has grossed a very impressive $171.17 million to date domestically.
Risen rounded out Monday's top five with $0.506 million. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes fell 74 percent from Sunday and a respectable 44 percent from last Monday. Risen has grossed $23.02 million in eleven days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 22 percent ahead of the $18.83 million eleven-day gross of 2014's When the Game Stands Tall.
Meanwhile, Fox's Eddie the Eagle landed in eighth place on Monday with $0.367 million. The sports comedy starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman declined 73 percent from Sunday. Eddie the Eagle has grossed just $6.45 million in four days, which is a bit below the film's modest pre-release expectations. The film will hope to hold up well going forward with the aid of strong word of mouth.