“The test of any man’s character is how he takes praise.” Anonymous
On this award-winning weekend, the stars were out in full force and the top honors, once again, went to a Marvel mercenary. After three weeks of playing the part of box-office champion, how well is he taking all of that praise?
Despite all the applause and admiration, Deadpool was still keeping it real, filling movie theaters while drowning the competition in his foul-minded ways. The Gods of Egypt, however, were hardly worth praying to, as the fantasy film was considered a big-budget box-office dud. Thanks to his unique, animated moves, Kung Fu Panda 3 continued to bring in the youthful crowd (who prefer color to crime and cruel Egyptians). Risen was still making bible believers out of the movie masses, proving a little faith in fine films does indeed go a long way. Inspiring in the non-biblical sense, Eddie the Eagle kicked off his first weekend in town, making history while flying high above his less-Olympian competitors.
Crime paid big this weekend, the good book still made for a good read, an eagle soared and animation aimed high but a Marvel anti-hero was the true box-office winner.
Who proved to be the biggest winner at movie theaters for you this Academy-filled weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
- Deadpool $31.5 million.
- Gods of Egypt $14 million.
- Kung Fu Panda 3 $9 million.
- Risen $7 million.
- Eddie the Eagle $6.3 million.