Magazine article Screen International

Deadpool' Surges towards $300M in North America

Magazine article Screen International

Deadpool' Surges towards $300M in North America

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Fox's Ryan Reynolds vehicle has taken $609m worldwide and ruled the international arena on $40.2m.

Lionsgate-Summit's fantasy adventure Gods Of Egypt starring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau debuted at number two on a lacklustre $14.1m from 3,117 theatres.

Fox's Eddie The Eagle arrived at number five on $6.11m from 2,042 venues and Open Road's all-star heist thriller Triple 9 opened one place below on $6.08m from 2,205.

Sunday's Oscar winner The Revenant gained 2.2% despite withdrawing from 294 theatres to 1,645 to rank tenth in its tenth weekend on $3.9m for $170.7m via Fox.

Surges by three foreign-language Oscar nominees saw the winner Son Of Saul add $130,592 for $1.3m after 11 weekends through SPC, Embrace Of The Serpent gross $100,344 for $189,286 after two sessions through Oscilloscope Pictures, and Mustang add $33,857 for $721,788 after 15 weekends via Cohen Media Group.

Overall box office for the top 12 fell 22.9% to $96.5m and climbed 3.2% against the comparable session in 2015. …

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