Star Wars The Force Awakens' final box office record may have been crossing the $900m domestic BO, but that appears to be all she wrote folks, as audiences look for an edgier experience in Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool...
Below are some info graphics breaking down the current state of play for The Force Awakens as Deadpool begins his (albeit very conditional) box office record breaking. The hard R superhero film took the Winter Realease record, February's opening record and the Presidents Day BO record, like I said, pretty conditional.
I wonder how this weekend's figures would have looked if Lucasfilm and/or Disney had decided to run a special "reveal reel" in front of The Force Awakens prints showing that Star Wars Episode VIII production announcement footage alongside a trailer debut for Rogue One: A Star Wars Stor? I'm sure it would have done something to stimulate repeat viewings. I guess they are all above dirty tricks. As I say every week, expect The Force Awakens' box office to rival at least Titanic's when if drops back into theatres next year ahead of Episode VIII's release (possibly).
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