'Deadpool' earns $31.1M in third weekend

Updated: 02/29/2016 5:21 PM KSTP.com

"Deadpool" easily defeated newcomers at the box office.

The R-rated antihero romp starring Ryan Reynolds as the Marvel mercenary earned $31.1 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic haul to $285.2 million.

The mythological saga "Gods of Egypt" featuring Gerard Butler as a rebellious deity opened in a distant second place with $14.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Deadpool," 20th Century Fox, $31,115,195, 3,856 locations, $8,069 average, $285,254,204, 3 weeks.

2. "Gods of Egypt," Lionsgate, $14,123,903, 3,117 locations, $4,531 average, $14,123,903, 1 week.

3. "Kung Fu Panda 3," 20th Century Fox, $8,898,439, 3,296 locations, $2,700 average, $128,353,798, 5 weeks.

4. "Risen," Sony, $6,815,021, 2,915 locations, $2,338 average, $22,518,768, 2 weeks.

5. "Triple 9," Open Road, $6,109,085, 2,205 locations, $2,771 average, $6,109,085, 1 week.

6. "Eddie the Eagle," 20th Century Fox, $6,084,682, 2,042 locations, $2,980 average, $6,084,682, 1 week.

7. "The Witch," A24, $5,066,908, 2,204 locations, $2,299 average, $16,675,437, 2 weeks.

8. "How to be Single," Warner Bros., $5,008,362, 3,047 locations, $1,644 average, $39,479,228, 3 weeks.

9. "Race," Focus Features, $4,103,290, 2,387 locations, $1,719 average, $13,692,912, 2 weeks.

10. "The Revenant," 20th Century Fox, $3,953,291, 1,645 locations, $2,403 average, $170,659,760, 10 weeks.

11. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Disney, $2,986,439, 1,433 locations, $2,084 average, $925,988,323, 11 week.

12. "Zoolander 2," Paramount, $2,232,829, 1,974 locations, $1,131 average, $27,343,298, 3 weeks.

13. "Ride Along 2," Universal, $1,506,610, 941 locations, $1,601 average, $88,493,095, 7 weeks.

14. "Hail, Caesar!," Universal, $1,208,080, 959 locations, $1,260 average, $28,380,890, 4 weeks.

15. "The Lady in the Van," Sony Pictures Classics, $1,179,937, 602 locations, $1,960 average, $5,823,009, 7 weeks.

16. "The Big Short," Paramount, $1,009,722, 543 locations, $1,860 average, $68,520,574, 12 weeks.

17. "The Boy," STX Entertainment, $891,992, 672 locations, $1,327 average, $34,544,271, 6 weeks.

18. "The 5th Wave," Sony, $852,155, 588 locations, $1,449 average, $33,096,957, 6 weeks.

19. "The Choice," Lionsgate, $829,725, 1,060 locations, $783 average, $18,018,692, 4 weeks.

20. "Brooklyn," Fox Searchlight, $736,962, 477 locations, $1,545 average, $36,511,589, 17 weeks.

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