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Box office report: Deadpool bests The Witch, Risen with $55 million

(Joe Lederer)

The fans have spoken and you really can’t silence the Merc with a Mouth. Following its record-shattering opening weekend, Deadpool is now officially the highest-grossing X-Men film in the U.S.

In a weekend that saw the premieres of the Biblical epic Risen, the Jesse Owens biopic Race, and horror film The Witch, Deadpool earned an estimated $55 million to claim the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive week. X-Men: The Last Stand ($234.36 million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($233.9 million), X2 $214.95 million), X-Men: First Class ($146.4 million), and The Wolverine ($132.6 million) all fell beneath the film’s 10-day domestic gross of $235.39 million.

Deadpool’s international numbers are equally impressive – this weekend brought in an additional $85 million, bringing its international earnings to $256.5 million and worldwide total to $491.9 million. 

Risen, though landing in third place behind Kung Fu Panda 3 ($12.5 million), marks another success for a faith-based film following War Room. Telling the story of a Roman soldier investigating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it brought in $11.8 million from screenings in 2,915 theaters. 

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The Witch, director Robert Eggers’ Puritan New England horror story, struck a nerve with audiences with fourth-place earnings of $8.69 million. Race, on the other hand, failed to hit its stride. Falling behind How to Be Single ($8.2 million), the film about Owens — the track-and-field star who won four gold medals at the Berlin Summer Olympics in 1936 — earned a mere $7.3 million. 

Rounding out the top 10 are Zoolander 2 ($5.5 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($3.84 million), The Revenant ($3.8 million), and Hail, Caesar! ($2.6 million).  

See the weekend’s top five below.

1. Deadpool — $55 million
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 — $12.5 million
3. Risen — $11.8 million
4. The Witch — $8.69 million
5. How to Be Single — $8.2 million

This story has been updated with the film’s international numbers.