Magazine article Screen International

'Deadpool' Holds North American Box Office Lead with $57M

Magazine article Screen International

'Deadpool' Holds North American Box Office Lead with $57M

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DreamWorks Animations' Kung Fu Panda 3 held firm at number two on $12.5m to reach $117.1m after four sessions.

Of the newcomers, Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Risen starring Joseph Fiennes debuted at number three on $11.8m from 2,915 venues.

A24 released the Sundance 2015 selection The Witch in fourth place on $8.8m from 2,046 sites, while Focus Features debuted Race at number six on $7.3m 2,369.

Stephen Chow's all-time Chinese box office champion The Mermaid opened in 17th place via Sony on $985,052 from 35 venues.

Pantelion Films opened Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer on $902,457 from 357 sites, while Bollywood title Neeja arrived via Fox on $625,526 from 73.

Colombia's Oscar hopeful Embrace Of The Serpent scored a strong debut on $50,955 from three sites through Oscilloscope Pictures.

Overall box office for the top 12 amounted to $125.2m, representing a 43% drop on last weekend and a 14.3% gain on the comparable session in 2015.

This week's wide releases are: Gods Of Egypt through Lionsgate-Summit; Triple 9 via Open Road; and Eddie The Eagle from Fox. …

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