Box Office: ‘Deadpool’ Repeats Its 1st Place Finish

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds stars in ‘Deadpool’ (Photo Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)
Deadpool proved to be an unstoppable R-rated force at the box office over its second weekend in release. The comic book-inspired film starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth crossed the $200 million mark this weekend, making it the fastest R-rated release in history to reach that milestone. To date, Deadpool‘s pulled in almost $500 million worldwide, well on its way to taking the top spot as the R-rated film with the highest theatrical gross.

The weekend’s three new releases had to settle for third, fourth, and sixth place finishes. Risen was released timed with Lent and rose to the third place position, beating out fellow newcomer The Witch. However, A24’s not complaining about the horror film’s $8.6 million opening as it’s the largest in the studio’s short history. Race, the biopic about Olympian Jesse Owens, opened in just under 2,400 theaters and only rang up $7.2 million.

Top 10 Box Office – February 19-21, 2016

1. Deadpool – $55,000,000
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 – $12,500,000
3. Risen – $11,800,000
4. The Witch – $8,685,270
5. How to Be Single – $8,220,000
6. Race – $7,275,000
7. Zoolander 2 – $5,500,000
8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $3,836,000
9. The Revenant – $3,800,000
10. Hail, Caesar! – $2,640,000