Box Office Results: “Deadpool” tops “The Witch” and “Risen”
Despite three new films opening in theaters, FOX’s “Deadpool” remained at number for the second-week in a row.
This week “Deadpool” gained another $55M at the domestic box-office, remaining at 3,722 locations across the country. The film has now grossed over $235M domestically in just two-weeks. “Deadpool” was directed by Tim Miller with character writers Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza attached to the project. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller.
Remaining at number-two for another week was FOX’s second breakaway hit “Kung Fu Panda 3”. The animated-comedy brought-in an additional $12M for the studio, that was across 3,448 locations. The third film in the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise has now earned just over $117M since it hit theaters four-weeks ago. Voicing characters in the film are Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen. Luc Liu, Kate Hudson, David Cross, Jackie Chan and J.K. Simmons.
In new releases “Risen” took the highest spot at number-three, the film opened to $11.8M at 2,915 locations. The film, from Sony Pictures, was directed by Kevin Reynolds working off a screenplay written by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello. Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Peter Firth star in the film.
The A24 film “The Witch” also released this week. The Sundance hit debuted to the number-four spot with $8.7M across 2,046 locations. “The Witch” was written and directed by Robert Eggers, the film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie.
Rounding-out the top-five this week was “How to Be Single” from Warner Bros. Pictures with $8.22M. The film did remain at 3,357 locations this week, but has only made $32M of the estimated $38M it cost to produce. The film has been in theaters for two-weeks now, and is expected to drop-out of the top-five after this week. “How to be Single” was directed by Christian Ditter, working off a screenplay written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Joining Dakota Johnson in the film are Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann.
Missing the top-five but worth mentioning is the third film to be released this week, “Race” from Focus Features. The film debuted to just sixth-place overall with $7M domestically. The film opened across 2,369 locations but failed to break the top-five. “Race” was directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Eli Goree.