“Deadpool” decimated the competition at the box office again this weekend. The R-rated Marvel superhero comedy starring Ryan Reynolds set several records in its surprisingly massive debut last weekend, and has proved to be a huge hit with critics and audiences. It had solid second weekend with $55 million, and with no big new movies slated for the next couple of weeks, it will likely continue that streak into next weekend.
Meanwhile, “Kung Fu Panda 3” kept a steady second with $12.5 million, while the new Biblical epic “Risen” debuted in third with $11.8 million. The film stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as a pair of Roman militants who investigate the aftermath of Jesus’s crucifixion. Following in fourth was the new horror movie “The Witch,” which is being praised by critics and audiences for its effective scares and its early America setting. That film made $8.6 million. Finally, the biopic “Race,” didn’t make much of a splash, but also wasn’t heavily marketed in the weeks leading up to its release. The film, which follows Olympic track star Jesse Owens, grossed $7.2 million this weekend, coming in sixth.
The dramedy “The Lady in the Van,” starring Maggie Smith, has been playing in very limited release for the past couple of months, but it received a huge boost at the box office this weekend, just narrowly missing the top twelve. The film, in which Smith plays a woman who forms a bond with an uptight man after parking her van in his driveway for 15 years, rocketed from twenty-second to thirteenth with $1.5 million after expanding to over 400 more theaters nationwide.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Deadpool”: $55 million
2. “Kung Fu Panda 3”: $12.5 million
3. “Risen”: $11.8 million
4. “The Witch”: $8.6 million
5. “How to Be Single”: $8.2 million
6. “Race”: $7.2 million
7. “Zoolander 2”: $5.5 million
8. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”: $3.83 million
9. “The Revenant”: $3.8 million
10. “Hail, Caesar!”: $2.6 million
11. “Ride Along 2”: $2.2 million
12. “The Choice”: $1.8 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
· Wehrenberg Theatres
· AMC Theatres
· Regal Movie Theatres
· Galleria 6
· Chase Park Plaza
· Granite City
· Moolah Theatre
· Hi-Pointe Theatre
· St. Andrews Cinema
· Plaza Frontenac Cinema
· Tivoli Theatre
For more info, visit Box Office Mojo.