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Weekend Box Office: 'Deadpool' wins and 'Gods of Egypt' gets a less-than-mythical second

Weekend Box Office: 'Deadpool' wins and 'Gods of Egypt' gets a less-than-mythical second

"Deadpool" once again beat down the competition at cinemas across North America, while Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt” fell flat, becoming one of the biggest box office misfires this year.

The saucy R-rated superhero comedy claimed its third straight week atop the box office with a weekend-long haul of $31.5 million in ticket sales for the U.S. and Canada, according to comScore.

The Ryan Reynolds film, which offered a bawdier and more libertine take on comic book fare, has beaten even Fox’s upbeat predictions to become one of the year’s strongest performers. This weekend brought its total estimated gross up to $285.6 million, with a Sunday...

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