BY DERRIK J. LANG
AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A group of ancient Egyptian deities couldn't take down the Merc With a Mouth.

Marvel's antihero blockbuster "Deadpool" continued to dominate North American movie theaters over the weekend, earning an estimated $31.5 million in its third week and besting newcomer "Gods of Egypt."

The total domestic haul for 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as a foul-mouthed mercenary stands at $285.6 million.

Lionsgate's "Gods of Egypt," featuring Gerard Butler as an Egyptian god, debuted in second place with $14 million.

Other newcomers this weekend included the feel-good Olympic tale "Eddie the Eagle", which opened in fifth place with $6.3 million. Heist thriller "Triple 9" disappointed in sixth place with $6.1 million.
Gods of Egypt Movie Poster
Gods of Egypt
PG-132016
Based on 25 critics

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Deadpool
R2016
Based on 49 critics

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