Box Office: “Deadpool” slays “Eddie the Eagle,” “Gods of Egypt” have no prayer is calling “Gods of Egypt” “the first big budget bomb of 2016.”

That may be. But a poor effort, all around (including marketing) still doubled the business the heavily-hyped “Eddie the Eagle” managed on opening weekend.

The all-star action picture “Triple 9” and “Eagle” each will manage about $5.5 million, maybe $6, based on Friday night’s numbers. “Gods of Egypt” may clear $13 million by Sunday night.

Bragging rights? Not really. “Deadpool” is about to pull in another $30-31 million, a runaway hit with repeat business and legs. “Deadpool” will slay and snark its way to $300 million by Wed., at the latest. Wow.

“The Revenant” is the only Oscar contender sticking to the top ten. Leo DiCaprio’s coronation is nigh.

“How to be Single” will be well over $40 million by next weekend, “Race” has turned into a badly-marketed Focus Features Flop. Shame on them.

And “The Witch” was too smart for the horror crowd to rally around.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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