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Fox’s ‘Deadpool’ smashes box office expectations with $260 mn in opening weekend

MUMBAI: 20th Century Fox’s ‘Deadpool’, which is a satire on superhero movies, has made a cool $260 million in its opening weekend, out of which $125 million came from the global market outside the US.

comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 14 February, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Fox’s ‘Deadpool’ cranked up the R-rated volume and in the process captured a massive global audience looking for an edgy twist on the superhero genre with a $260 million opening weekend and smashed expectations in the process. Meanwhile, Chinese New Year had audiences in this powerhouse movie territory all abuzz with three homegrown titles taking the second, third and fourth place spots at the international box office.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 14 February are:

1. Deadpool (20th Century Fox) – $260 million
2. Mei Ren Yu (The Mermaid) – Multiple – $109 million
3. The Monkey King 2, (Multiple) – $38 million
4. From Vegas to Macau III (Multiple) – $36.1 million
5. Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox) – $34.2 million
6. How To Be Single (Warner Bros.) – $26.9 million
7. Zoolander 2 (Paramount Pictures) – $24.1 million
8. The Revenant (20th Century Fox) – $20.9 million
9. Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (20th Century Fox) – $15.6 million
10. A Violent Prosecutor (Showbiz) – $11 million
11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) – $10.5 million
12. Dirty Grandpa (Multiple) – $7.2 million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 14 February are:

1. Deadpool (20th Century Fox) – $135 million
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox) – $19.6 million
3. How To Be Single (Warner Bros.) – $18.8 million
4. Zoolander 2 (Paramount) – $15.7 million
5. The Revenant (20th Century Fox) – $6.9 million
6. Hail, Caesar! (Universal) – $6.6 million
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) – $6.2 million
8. The Choice (Lionsgate) – $5.2 million
9. Ride Along 2 (Universal) – $4.1 million
10. The Boy (STX Entertainment) – $2.9 million
11. The Finest Hours (Disney) – $2.9 million
12. The 5th Wave (Sony) – $2.7 million