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Box Office: Feb. 19-21, 2016: DEADPOOL, KUNG FU PANDA 3, RISEN

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Box Office Feb. 19-21, 2016. Deadpool was Number One at the box office over the weekend for the second week in a row with $55 Million for $235 Million so far in the U.S. ($256.5 Million in foreign markets). In total world-wide, Deadpool has brought in $491.8 Million. Kung Fu Panda 3 was Second with $12.5 Million for $117.1 Million so far. Risen premiered in Third Place with $11.8 Million. The Witch premiered in Fourth Place with $8.6 Million. How to Be Single was Fifth with $8.2 Million. Race (which premiered this weekend), Zoolander 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, and Hail, Caesar! rounded out the top ten respectively.

Risen is a 2016 American biblical epic film directed by Kevin Reynolds and written by Reynolds and Paul Aiello. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis, and is about a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’ body following his alleged resurrection.

The Witch (stylized as The VVitch) is a 2015 horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers, his directorial debut. The plot follows a Puritan family encountering forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.

Race is a 2016 biographical sports-drama film. It is the second feature biopic film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, and Carice van Houten.

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