Gods of Egypt Stumbles as Deadpool Romps

Not the best weekend for debut movies
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2016 11:08 AM CST
Gods of Egypt Stumbles as Deadpool Romps
Ryan Reyonlds, left, and Morena Baccarin in a scene from the film, "Deadpool."   (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. via AP)

Deadpool's third week at the box office was also the charm, giving the Ryan Reynolds antihero flick its third win in a row with $31.5 million, reports USA Today. The latest tally pushes Deadpool to the No. 3 grossing R-rated movie ever, past The Matrix Reloaded. "Much like the hero in the movie, Deadpool just keeps dispatching its competition week after week," says an analyst. Following at No. 2 was Gods of Egypt, but with a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it "swung for the fences," says the analyst, but could only salvage a $14 million take. Two other new releases also bombed: Eddie the Eagle with $6.3 million and Triple 9, which only pulled in $6.1 million despite a big-name cast. (Read more box office stories.)

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