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New Deadpool film knocks Avengers: Infinity War out of box office top spot

20th Century Fox’s newest film featuring Marvel Comics superhero Deadpool achieved more than $12m in earnings over the weekend, taking over from Avengers: Infinity War as Australia’s most popular movie.

Deadpool 2, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and New Zealander Julian Dennison, took $12.619m across 602 screens on its first weekend at the Australian box office.

Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, an everyday man turned superhero, doing battle with time-traveling mutant, Cable.

The film it didn’t earn as much as the first Deadpool, which made $15m on its first weekend. 

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report, Deadpool 2 took $10m more than Avengers over the weekend. Avengers, which stars the majority of Marvel’s other superheroes, made an additional $2.358m across 481 screens.

Since its premiere, it has taken $57.228m.

Making just under $1m in earnings this week was Life Of The Party, starring Melissa McCarthy. The film entered its second weekend at box office with $885,503 in earnings, half of its opening weekend’s $1.995m.

The Tim Winton novel adaptation Breath added almost $400,000 to its total earnings and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society made an extra $326,790.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $12,619,836 602 $15,242,416
Deadpool 2 (Fox) $12,619,836 602 $15,242,416
Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $2,358,483 481 $57,228,421
Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) $2,358,483 481 $57,228,421
Life Of The Party (Wb) $885,503 261 $3,390,316
Life Of The Party (Wb) $885,503 261 $3,390,316
Breath (Roadshow) $385,292 242 $3,061,159
Breath (Roadshow) $385,292 242 $3,061,159
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (Studiocanal) $326,790 239 $5,511,196
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society (Studiocanal) $326,790 239 $5,511,196
I Feel Pretty (Eone) $284,518 213 $8,875,912
I Feel Pretty (Eone) $284,518 213 $8,875,912
Tully (Studiocanal) $198,212 182 $754,059
Tully (Studiocanal) $198,212 182 $754,059
Quiet Place, A (Paramount) $184,832 152 $12,177,007
Quiet Place, A (Paramount) $184,832 152 $12,177,007
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $115,432 165 $26,340,203
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $115,432 165 $26,340,203
Crooked House (Roadshow) $105,368 199 $424,397
Crooked House (Roadshow) $105,368 199 $424,397
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