Box Office Top 20: 'Deadpool' stays on top with $56.5M

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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 4:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated comic book adaption "Deadpool" remained on top at the box office, earning $56.5 million in its second weekend and bringing its two-week total to $236.9 million.

The 20th Century Fox release, starring Ryan Reynolds, is on course to become one of the most lucrative R-rated films of all time. It easily trumped three smaller new wide releases.

The faith-based tale "Risen" opened with $11.8 million. The 1600s Puritan horror thriller "The Witch" opened with $8.8 million, the best weekend yet for the indie distributor A24. And Focus Features' Jesse Owens biopic "Race" debuted with a disappointing $7.4 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, $56,470,167, 3,722 locations, $15,172 average, $236,865,054, 2 weeks.

2. "Kung Fu Panda 3," 20th Century Fox, $12,516,601, 3,448 locations, $3,630 average, $117,121,185, 4 weeks.

3. "Risen," Sony, $11,801,271, 2,915 locations, $4,048 average, $11,801,271, 1 week.

4. "The Witch," A24 Films, $8,800,230, 2,046 locations, $4,301 average, $8,800,230, 1 week.

5. "How To Be Single," Warner Bros., $8,202,430, 3,357 locations, $2,443 average, $31,746,063, 2 weeks.

6. "Race," Focus Features, $7,353,922, 2,369 locations, $3,104 average, $7,353,922, 1 week.

7. "Zoolander 2," Paramount, $5,455,344, 3,418 locations, $1,596 average, $23,673,355, 2 weeks.

8. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Disney, $3,907,295, 1,618 locations, $2,415 average, $921,713,590, 10 weeks.

9. "The Revenant," 20th Century Fox, $3,866,741, 1,939 locations, $1,994 average, $165,183,291, 9 weeks.

10. "Hail, Caesar!" Universal, $2,745,705, 1,726 locations, $1,591 average, $26,258,850, 3 weeks.

11. "Ride Along 2," Universal, $2,229,825, 1,210 locations, $1,843 average, $86,515,305, 6 weeks.

12. "The Choice," Lionsgate, $1,802,224, 1,817 locations, $992 average, $16,619,702, 3 weeks.

13. "The Lady In The Van," Sony Pictures Classics, $1,504,739, 540 locations, $2,787 average, $3,817,926, 6 weeks.

14. "The Boy," STX Entertainment, $1,436,592, 977 locations, $1,470 average, $33,360,570, 5 weeks.

15. "The 5th Wave," Sony, $1,312,378, 850 locations, $1,544 average, $31,956,244, 5 weeks.

16. "The Finest Hours," Disney, $1,010,546, 946 locations, $1,068 average, $25,473,815, 4 weeks.

17. "Mei Ren Yu (The Mermaid)," Sony, $985,052, 35 locations, $28,144 average, $985,052, 1 week.

18. "Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer," Lionsgate, $902,457, 357 locations, $2,528 average, $902,457, 1 week.

19. "The Big Short," Paramount, $887,975, 432 locations, $2,055 average, $67,135,716, 11 week.

20. "Brooklyn," Fox Searchlight, $766,626, 443 locations, $1,731 average, $35,364,727, 16 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.