ByTom Cox, writer at
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Tom Cox

Juggernaut Deadpool and highly-acclaimed freshman The Witch are predicted to take cinemas by storm this weekend.

The tidal wave of Deadpool has yet to lose momentum. After breaking an insane amount of records in the US on its opening weekend, it then smashed the opening box office weekend record in Russia, the ninth most-populated country in the world, with $13.1 million. KAPOW!

As the world watches the red mutant flood rise ever-higher, it ticks off yet more victories. On Tuesday it became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. At the time of writing, it had amassed over $260 million worldwide.

EW predicts the waters will continue swelling by pocketing a cool $55 million in the US this weekend, around what Fox initially predicted it would make in its first weekend.

'The Witch'

Putting water imagery aside, unsettling horror The Witch is also tipped for success. It opens in 1,800 US theatres today. Phenomenal reviews of the US-Canadian flick promise to have you weeping with fear – winning 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and "universal acclaim" from Metacritic.

This rockstar author even tweeted:

Demented mishaps befall a family in 17th Century Puritan New England. Expect shape-changing witches, family terror and baby deaths. Forecasters reckon it to be around the top of the leaderboard this weekend.

Indie label A24, of Room and Ex Machina, bought the film at the Sundance Festival last year. The period drama is Robert Eggers's debut.

For a lick of fear watch 'The Witch' trailer:

What will you be watching this weekend?

Source: Variety


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