By Daniel Garris
Fox's Deadpool grossed $2.10 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for what should be the last time. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down 45 percent from last Thursday. Deadpool was the week's top film with a weekly take of $40.62 million. That represented a 45 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a massive $294.76 million. Deadpool is running an extremely impressive 50 percent ahead of the $196.44 million three-week take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt held steady in second with $0.682 million. The expensive action fantasy film featuring Gerard Butler was down a very sharp 16 percent from Wednesday. Holdovers in general were clearly affected yesterday by Disney's Zootopia and Focus' London Has Fallen both entering the marketplace on Thursday evening and may have also taken an additional hit from the Republican presidential debate. Gods of Egypt placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $17.85 million, which represented a soft performance with the film's price tag in mind.
Risen took in $0.505 million to remain in third place. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes was down a slim 3 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Risen took fourth place for the week with $9.06 million. That represented a 42 percent decline and brings the film's two-week total to $24.77 million. Risen continues to perform towards the higher end of pre-release expectations.
Fox claimed fourth and fifth place for the day, as The Revenant took in $0.423 million and Kung Fu Panda 3 took in $0.403 million. The Revenant declined 12 percent from Wednesday, while Kung Fu Panda 3 fell 9 percent. For the week, Kung Fu Panda 3 placed in third with $10.85 million, while The Revenant took ninth place with $5.95 million. Respective current total grosses stand at $172.65 million for The Revenant and at $130.31 million for Kung Fu Panda 3.
Meanwhile, Open Road's Triple 9 and Fox's Eddie the Eagle rounded out their first weeks of release with respective eighth place and ninth place takes of $0.369 million and $0.331 million. Triple 9 fell a very sharp 20 percent from Wednesday, while Eddie the Eagle fell 14.5 percent. Triple 9 took fifth place for the week with a seven-day start of $8.11 million, with Eddie the Eagle following closely behind in sixth place with $7.76 million.