Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight stays in top 10 but Deadpool dominates box office

Rebel Wilson’s latest film, How to be Single, managed to take $2.026m on its second weekend but could not match the box office pulling power of superhero movie Deadpool.

Freshly-minted Best Picture winner at the Oscars, Spotlight, maintained a spot in the top 10, taking $233,963 on 159 screens to take its total takings to $3.726m so far in Australia.

A quiet week for new releases meant The Marvel Comics’ adaptation Deadpool managed $4.421m on 418 screens to move its total takings past $33.5m locally, while Wilson’s film has now taken $6.19m.

The highest ranking new picture was Gods of Egypt which failed to break the million dollar mark taking $901,326 on 198 screens. The fantasy epic, which was filmed in Australia, has bombed globally.

The Michael Bay directed 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi, which tells the story of staff at the American embassy trying to hold off waves of offensives on the Lybian compound, managed $608,514 on its debut.

It was ahead of Zoolander 2 which has failed to impress so far, managing $534,697 taking its total to $6.498m. Chinese sci-fi film The Mermaid took $262,321 on just 19 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Deadpool (Fox) $4,421,944 418 $33,593,624
How To Be Single (Wb) $2,026,949 258 $6,191,750
Hail, Caesar! (Universal) $1,268,290 260 $1,464,910
Gods Of Egypt (Eone) $901,326 198 $903,326
Brooklyn (Transmission) $713,708 174 $3,884,719
Ride Along 2 (Universal) $646,697 202 $2,153,610
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (Paramount) $608,514 166 $634,151
Zoolander 2 (Paramount) $534,697 268 $6,498,172
The Mermaid (Sony) $262,321 19 $958,536
Spotlight (Eone) $233,963 159 $3,726,993
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $213,017 50 $93,421,822
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (Roadshow) $183,415 119 $183,415
45 Years (Madman) $163,532 41 $544,952
The Revenant (Fox) $161,658 127 $19,107,002
Three Wise Cousins (Ms21 Films) $150,183 21 $554,391
Aladdin (Bvi) $137,262 70 $18,324,052
The Big Short (Paramount) $124,589 78 $7,078,802
Risen (Sony) $100,021 44 $307,701
Violent Prosecutor, A (Dreamwest Pictures) $91,717 12 $91,717
Trumbo (Eone) $83,391 36 $352,743

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