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Deadpool - An Unlikely Hero Saves the Box Office

By John Hamann

February 14, 2016

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Sixth goes to Hail, Caesar!, but there is nothing to hail this weekend. After opening last weekend to $11.4 million, the Clooney/Coen feature did the opposite of the other films in the top ten this weekend - it fell significantly. Caesar earned only $6.6 million this weekend, and despite Valentine's and the long weekend, it still fell 42%. The C- Cinemascore is killing this one, and the $22 million Universal release isn't going to make much more than its current take of $21.4 million. It has yet to open overseas, but will need at least $40 million from international venues in order to find a profit.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes hay on the long weekend as it holds nicely. The Force Awakens pulled in another $6.2 million and fell only 11% in the process. The domestic total is up to $914.8 million, but a re-release will still be needed to push it into second all-time on the worldwide list.




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Nicolas Sparks' The Choice tries to use Valentine's Day to get the leg up, but only finds mixed results. After opening to only $6 million last weekend, The Choice finds $5.3 million in weekend two, declining 13%. Lionsgate picked this up for $10 million, so with a gross so far of $13.2 million, it doesn't look bad on paper; however, you need to add another $20 million in for advertising. Suddenly, that paper doesn't look so good.

Ride Along 2 and The Boy take the lowest rungs on the box office ladder this weekend. Ride Along 2 picks up $4.1 million and falls only 9%. It has $82.7 million in sales against a budget of $40 million. The Boy earned $2.9 million and dropped 29%. It has earned $30.8 million since opening, and is working out as a nice performer for STX, as the budget for the horror film was just $10 million.

Overall, Deadpool saves the box office, as without it, things would be dire at best. The top 12 films this weekend earn a stellar $234.2 million, ahead of last year's three-day Presidential Weekend haul of $200.7 million. Next weekend brings three more films. Openers include Race, the Focus Features biopic about Jesse Owens, Risen, about the resurrection of Jesus Christ as told by a Roman soldier, and The Witch, the very well-reviewed horror flick from A24.


Top Weekend Box Office for 2/12/16-2/14/16 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Deadpool Fox $135,000,000 New $135,000,000
2 Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox $19,650,000 - 7% $93,000,000
3 How to Be Single New Line Cinema $18,750,000 New $18,750,000
4 Zoolander 2 Paramount $15,650,000 New $15,650,000
5 The Revenant Fox $6,900,000 - 1% $159,000,000
6 Hail, Caesar! Universal $6,590,000 - 42% $21,354,970
7 Star Wars: the Force Awakens Disney $6,194,000 - 11% $915,000,000
8 The Choice Lionsgate $5,250,000 - 13% $13,250,000
9 Ride Along 2 Universal $4,130,000 - 9% $82,661,235
10 The Boy Stx Entertainment $2,913,000 - 29% $30,800,000
11 The Finest Hours Disney $2,850,000 - 41% $23,300,000
12 The 5th Wave Sony $2,700,000 - 28% $29,519,370
  Also Opening/Notables
  Where To Invade Next Drafthouse Films $933,240 New $1,032,630
  Mountains May Depart Kino Lorber $6,400 New $6,400
  Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Sony $2,500,000 - 53% $9,391,197
  2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films Shorts Hd $375,000 - 12% $1,750,000
  Dirty Grandpa Lionsgate $2,150,000 - 47% $33,000,000
  13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Paramount $1,620,000 - 43% $50,500,000
  The Lady In the Van Sony Classics $548,604 + 55% $1,968,016
  Daddy's Home Paramount $980,000 - 34% $146,600,000
  Son of Saul Sony Classics $72,998 - 19% $986,572
  The Big Short Paramount $1,370,000 - 20% $65,700,000
  Brooklyn FOX SEARCHLIGHT $1,120,000 - 5% $34,000,000
  Spotlight Open Road Films $750,665 - 10% $37,256,000
  Room A24 $412,064 - 44% $11,964,042
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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