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NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Leads on Super Tuesday with $2.85M; 'Gods of Egypt' Runner-Up with $1.27M on March 02, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Fox's Deadpool took in $2.85 million on Super Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a 19th consecutive day. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film was up 22.5 percent over Monday and down 45 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool has grossed a massive $290.44 million in 19 days, which leaves the film just $9.56 million away from becoming the first X-Men universe film to reach the $300 million unadjusted domestic mark. Deadpool is currently running an extremely impressive 50 percent ahead of the $193.34 million 19-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt held steady in second place with $1.27 million. The expensive action fantasy film featuring Gerard Butler was up 33 percent over Monday. It should be noted that holdovers in general experienced strong daily percentage increases on Tuesday, thanks in part to Super Tuesday. Gods of Egypt has grossed $16.35 million in five days. That is towards the higher end of the film's relatively modest expectations, but is soft with the film's high price tag in mind. Gods of Egypt is running 56 percent behind the $37.28 million five-day start of 2011's Immortals.

Risen was up two spots from Monday to move into third on Tuesday with $0.717 million. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes increased 42 percent over Monday and decreased 46 percent from last Tuesday. Risen has grossed $23.74 million in twelve days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 24 percent ahead of the $19.21 million twelve-day gross of 2014's When the Game Stands Tall.

Kung Fu Panda 3 was up three spots from Monday to claim fourth place with $0.681 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was up a sizable 60 percent over Monday and down only 5 percent from last Tuesday. Kung Fu Panda 3 has grossed $129.46 million in 33 days, but is sure to take a hit this coming weekend from the release of Disney's Zootopia on Friday.

Triple 9 was down two spots from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.650 million. The ensemble crime drama from Open Road increased 25 percent over Monday's performance. Triple 9 is performing below expectations with a five-day start of just $7.28 million. The film is running a disappointing 54 percent behind the $15.91 million five-day take of 2012's End of Watch (which was also an Open Road release).

Fox's Eddie the Eagle was up two spots from Monday to place in sixth with $0.591 million. The sports comedy starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman was up a strong 61 percent over Monday. Eddie the Eagle has grossed just $7.04 million in five days, which is a bit below the film's modest pre-release expectations. The film will hope to hold up well going forward with the aid of strong word of mouth.

NORTH AMERICA: 'Deadpool' Continues to Rule with $2.33M on Monday; 'Gods of Egypt' Takes Second with $0.956M; 'The Revenant' Moves into Fourth with $0.511M After Academy Award Wins on March 01, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Fox's Deadpool grossed $2.33 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an 18th consecutive day. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film declined 71 percent from Sunday and a sizable 48 percent from last Monday. Deadpool has grossed a massive $287.59 million in 18 days, which leaves the film just $12.41 million away from reaching the $300 million domestic milestone. The film is currently running an extremely impressive 50 percent ahead of the $191.32 million 18-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt claimed second place with $0.956 million. The expensive action fantasy film featuring Gerard Butler was down 74 percent from Sunday's performance. Gods of Egypt has grossed $15.08 million in four days of release. While Gods of Egypt is performing towards the higher end of its relatively modest expectations, the film is performing poorly with both its high price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind. Gods of Egypt is running 56.5 percent behind the $34.65 million four-day start of 2011's Immortals.

Triple 9 claimed third place for the day with $0.515 million. The ensemble crime drama from Open Road was down 67 percent from Sunday. Triple 9 is performing below expectations with a four-day start of just $6.62 million. The film represents another disappointing performance for Open Road and is running 54 percent behind the $14.42 million four-day take of 2012's End of Watch (which was also an Open Road release).

On the heels of its Academy Award wins for Best Actor and Best Director on Sunday, Fox's The Revenant moved into fourth place on Monday with $0.511 million. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed western starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down just 53 percent from Sunday and up a strong 56 percent over last Monday. The Revenant has grossed a very impressive $171.17 million to date domestically.

Risen rounded out Monday's top five with $0.506 million. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes fell 74 percent from Sunday and a respectable 44 percent from last Monday. Risen has grossed $23.02 million in eleven days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 22 percent ahead of the $18.83 million eleven-day gross of 2014's When the Game Stands Tall.

Meanwhile, Fox's Eddie the Eagle landed in eighth place on Monday with $0.367 million. The sports comedy starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman declined 73 percent from Sunday. Eddie the Eagle has grossed just $6.45 million in four days, which is a bit below the film's modest pre-release expectations. The film will hope to hold up well going forward with the aid of strong word of mouth.

NORTH AMERICA: Weekend Actuals: 'Deadpool' Easily Remains #1 with $31.1M; 'Gods of Egypt' #2 with a Soft $14.1M Debut; 'Triple 9' ($6.11M) & 'Eddie the Eagle' ($6.08M) Start Out Even Slower on February 29, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Fox's Deadpool continued to lead the box office with ease this weekend with a third weekend take of $31.12 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film stabilized nicely this weekend, as the film was down a very respectable 45 percent. Deadpool is approaching the $300 million domestic mark with a massive 17-day gross of $285.25 million. That places the film an extremely impressive 50.5 percent ahead of the $189.56 million 17-day take of 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past (which fell 53 percent in its third weekend to gross $15.15 million). With the release of Disney's highly anticipated Zootopia on Friday, this will obviously be the last weekend in first place for Deadpool.

In other Marvel related news from Fox, on Saturday evening Fox announced that Gambit no longer has a currently scheduled release date. And while Fox didn't officially announce a release date for a Deadpool sequel, the studio did schedule untitled Marvel films for release on October 6, 2017 and on January 12, 2018.

Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt debuted in second place with $14.12 million. While the expensive action fantasy film featuring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau opened towards the higher end of its relatively modest expectations, the film still performed very poorly with both its high price tag and the action fantasy genre in mind. Months of largely negative pre-release buzz was simply too much for Gods of Egypt to overcome this weekend and poor critical reviews and the continued strength of Deadpool didn't help matters either. Gods of Egypt opened 56 percent below the $32.21 million start of 2011's Immortals.

Gods of Egypt started out with $4.78 million on Friday (which included an estimated $800,000 from Thursday night shows), increased 17 percent on Saturday to take in $5.61 million and declined 33 percent on Sunday to gross $3.74 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.96 to 1. Gods of Egypt received a modest B- rating on CinemaScore and currently has a Flixster audience score of just 49 percent. Gerard Butler will hope to see much stronger results next weekend with the release of Focus' London Has Fallen.

Kung Fu Panda 3 claimed third place this weekend with $8.90 million. The 3D computer animated sequel from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a very healthy 29 percent from last weekend, as the film appears to have received a boost this weekend from family audiences who wanted to catch it before Zootopia arrives in the marketplace next weekend. The 31-day total for Kung Fu Panda 3 stands at $128.35 million, which places the film 13 percent behind the $148.18 million 31-day take of last year's Hotel Transylvania 2.

Risen followed in fourth place with $6.82 million. The faith-based film from Sony's AFFIRM Films label starring Joseph Fiennes was down a solid 42 percent from last weekend's debut. Risen has grossed $22.52 million in ten days, which is towards the higher end of expectations. That places the film a strong 35 percent ahead of the $16.68 million ten-day take of 2014's When the Game Stands Tall (which fell 28 percent in its second weekend to gross $6.01 million). Risen will hope to hold up well between now and Easter, though before much longer the film will be facing new direct competition from fellow faith-based films The Young Messiah and Miracles from Heaven.

Triple 9 debuted in fifth place with a very lackluster $6.11 million. The ensemble crime drama from Open Road opened below expectations and failed to live up to the relatively high online activity levels the film had generated in the weeks leading up to its release. Triple 9 represents another disappointing performance for Open Road, with other recent misfires for the distributor including last year's Rock the Kasbah and last month's Fifty Shades of Black. Triple 9 opened 53.5 percent below the $13.15 million start of 2012's End of Watch (which was also an Open Road release). Triple 9 took in $2.15 million on Friday, was up 12 percent on Saturday to gross $2.40 million and fell 35 percent on Sunday to claim $1.56 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.85 to 1. Triple 9 received a soft C+ rating on CinemaScore and currently has a Flixster audience score of 51 percent; neither of which is a good sign for the film going forward.

Fox's Eddie the Eagle followed very closely behind in sixth with $6.08 million. The sports comedy starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman opened just below its already modest pre-release expectations. Despite aid from a Super Bowl ad and the strongest critical reviews of the weekend's three new wide releases, moviegoers simply weren't very interested in Eddie the Eagle out of the gate. The film opened with $1.94 million on Friday, increased a strong 43 percent on Saturday to take in $2.78 million and decreased 49 percent on Sunday to gross $1.37 million. That gave Eddie the Eagle an opening weekend to Friday ratio of 3.14 to 1, which is a promising early sign. Furthermore, Eddie the Eagle received a strong A rating on CinemaScore and currently boasts a healthy 88 percent audience score on Flixster, so it is possible that the film could hold up well going forward thanks to highly positive word of mouth.

Facebook Watch - 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Leads The Charge on February 29, 2016

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By Alex Edghill

Monday Morning Update: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 rose to the top place amongst weekly like gains with 105,208 new likes over the last seven days. That represented a 20% rise in total likes over the last week alone and over 100% gain over the past month. It is clearly gaining some traction on Facebook coinciding with its expanding marketing effort.

Faith-based film Miracle From Heaven also had a very strong return over the last week, seeing an 83,536 jump in likes, or a 44.7% gain (the biggest in the top 10). In recent years this genre has seen renewed popularity and it is looking to cash in on that shift this March. By comparison, Heaven Is For Real had just over 520,000 total likes this same distance before release.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant rounded out the top 3 with a 71,691 jump in likes. While the film has struggled on Twitter greatly its Facebook returns have been much more robust and offer hope that it will be able to at least get close to matching the opening of the previous installment. By comparison, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had just over 11.3 million total likes at this same point before release.

Facebook Top 10 Movies by Like Increase for the last week Ending Sunday February 28th

Rank Release Movie Likes Change % Change
1 03/25/16 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 621,888 105,208 20.36%
2 03/16/16 Miracles from Heaven 270,423 83,536 44.70%
3 03/18/16 The Divergent Series: Allegiant 5,614,576 71,691 1.29%
4 03/04/16 Zootopia 310,463 44,771 16.85%
5 08/05/16 Suicide Squad 1,751,124 31,355 1.82%
6 06/17/16 Finding Dory 1,776,381 25,318 1.45%
7 03/11/16 The Young Messiah 159,954 17,414 12.22%
8 03/11/16 10 Cloverfield Lane 156,472 16,267 11.60%
9 03/04/16 London Has Fallen 538,636 13,543 2.58%
10 04/22/16 The Huntsman: Winter's War 4,431,206 13,307 0.30%

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NORTH AMERICA: Platform Watch: 'Měi Rén Yú (The Mermaid)' Takes $675K in Limited Expansion; 'Neerja' Claims $480K in its Expansion on February 28, 2016

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's Měi Rén Yú (The Mermaid) took in an estimated $675,000 this weekend from 77 locations, for a per-location average of $8,766. While the Stephen Chow directed Mandarin-language fantasy comedy still performed well this weekend with its location count in mind, the film was down an underwhelming 31 percent from last weekend's debut upon expanding into an additional 42 locations this weekend. Měi Rén Yú (The Mermaid), which is the highest grossing film ever in China, has grossed a healthy $2.02 million through ten days of platform release in North America.

In its second weekend, Fox International Productions' Neerja took in an estimated $480,000 from 121 locations, for a per-location average of $3,967. The Hindi-language drama thriller starring Sonam Kapoor declined 23 percent upon expanding into an additional 48 locations this weekend. Neerja has grossed $1.28 million in ten days of release. Kapoor's last film, last year's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, grossed $3.76 million in its first ten days, though that film did have a larger location count.

Oscilloscope's Embrace of the Serpent held up nicely in its second weekend with an estimated $105,738 from 21 locations, for a per-location average of $5,035. The Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film was up 108 percent upon expanding into 18 additional locations this weekend. Embrace of the Serpent, which comes from Colombia, has grossed a promising $194,680 through twelve days of platform release. Oscilloscope will be expanding Embrace of the Serpent into additional locations on March 11.

Sony Pictures Classics' The Lady in the Van continued to hold up well in moderate release with an estimated $1.30 million from 602 locations, for a per-location average of $2,167. The Nicholas Hytner directed film starring Maggie Smith was down a slim 13 percent from last weekend, upon expanding into an additional 62 locations this weekend. The Lady in the Van has grossed a very solid $5.95 million in 45 days (and an additional one-week Oscar qualifying run back in early December).

In its third weekend of release, Drafthouse Films' Where to Invade Next registered an estimated $380,540 from 212 locations, for a per-location average of $1,795. The Michael Moore directed documentary was down 33 percent from last weekend upon playing in 63 fewer locations this weekend. Where to Invade Next has grossed $2.60 million in 17 days, as the film isn't having the same type of box office impact as Moore's previous films have had in the past.

With the Academy Awards taking place tonight, Academy Award nominees for Best Picture held up very nicely this weekend. Estimated grosses for Best Picture nominees currently in limited release this weekend included $1.00 million for Paramount's The Big Short (which was up 13 percent over last weekend), $788,088 for Open Road's Spotlight (which increased by 51 percent), $735,000 for Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn (which decreased by 4 percent) and $643,444 for A24's Room (representing a strong 58 percent increase over last weekend). Respective total grosses stand at $68.51 million for The Big Short, at $39.17 million for Spotlight, at $36.51 million for Brooklyn and at $13.54 million for Room.


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