Zootopia roared into theaters this weekend with an estimated $73.7 million domestic opening, setting a new record for the biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios opening of all time.
Egyptian gods and Olympic ski jumpers couldn’t end Deadpool’s box office reign. Instead, bunny cop Judy Hopps will be the one to take down Wade Wilson, as Zootopia is set to debut to $60 million or more.
Turns out that not even a team of Egyptian gods can take down Deadpool.
Spending its third weekend at No. 1, Tim Miller’s R-rated superhero story took in $31.5 million, easily earning first place and bringing its domestic total to $285.6 million. As a result, it’s just passed The Matrix Reloaded to become the third highest-grossing R-rated film in box office history (not adjusting for inflation). The Passion of the Christ is still No. 1 with a lifetime domestic gross of $370.8 million.
After crossing $500 million at the worldwide box office this week, Deadpool is headed for another weekend at the top of the charts.
Even with three new wide releases hitting theaters, none of them will be able to dethrone the Merc with a Mouth, as Gods of Egypt, Triple 9, and Eddie the Eagle will be lucky to hit $15 million.
Here’s how this weekend’s top five at the box office might play out:
1. Deadpool — $28 million
According to hieroglyphic evidence, there was cheese in Egypt 5,000 years ago. So at least there’s some historical precedent for the funky, overripe 3-D folly, Gods of Egypt – a shoddy special-effects howler that makes a hash out of both Egyptian mythology and human logic.
The Gods of Egypt are coming to Super Bowl Sunday. To herald their arrival, Lionsgate released the film’s Super Bowl TV spot online ahead of the big game.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau portrays the Egyptian god Horus. Once blinded by his brother Set (Gerard Butler), the deity must now battle him for the fate of the world.
Another new trailer has arrived for Lionsgate’s Gods of Egypt — that action-packed quasi-historical epic catching attention for its casting choices — and what the film lacks in cultural authenticity, it seems to compensate in explosions and sand monsters.
The upcoming action-fantasy Gods of Egypt won’t hit theaters until February, but the director and studio have already apologized for the film’s lack of diversity. Now, cast member Chadwick Boseman has weighed in on the controversy, saying that not only is he glad that people are discussing the issue, but he agrees with the criticism.
The director and studio for the action-fantasy Gods of Egypt are apologizing after the film’s lack of diversity sparked backlash.
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