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Box office report: Zootopia sets Disney record with $73.7 million opening

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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.

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Box office preview: Zootopia to dethrone Deadpool

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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.

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Box office report: Deadpool wins again with Gods of Egypt a distant second

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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.

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Box office preview: Deadpool to fend off Gods of Egypt, Triple 9, Eddie the Eagle

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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

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Gods of Egypt: EW review

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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.

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War is coming in the Gods of Egypt Super Bowl TV spot

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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.

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New Gods of Egypt trailer unleashes sand monsters and more insane visuals

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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.

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Chadwick Boseman weighs in on Gods of Egypt controversy

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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.

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Ava DuVernay responds to Gods of Egypt casting apology

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Following the backlash sparked by the Gods of Egypt trailer and posters, Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas apologized for the film’s lack of diversity.

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Gods of Egypt director and studio respond to casting controversy

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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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