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“Deadpool” Crushes Records, Dominates Weekend Box Office; “How To Be Single” Edges “Zoolander 2”

Deadpool [Fox Official]

Everyone knew “Deadpool” was going to claim victory at the weekend box office.

Few expected its victory to be this resounding.

“Deadpool” will earn an estimated–and monstrous–$135.0 million during its first three days of release. The tally obliterates the opening weekend records for an R-rated film (“The Matrix Reloaded,” $91.8 million) and for a February release (“50 Shades of Grey,” #85.2 million).

It also obliterates the totals posted by this weekend’s other cinema options.

“Kung Fu Panda 3,” last week’s leader, slips to #2 with $19.7 million in estimated weekend receipts. New release “How To Be Single” follows with $18.8 million, while fellow newcomer “Zoolander 2” takes #4 with a modest $15.7 million.

“The Revenant” closes out the Top 5 thanks to a $6.9 million weekend.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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