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," according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The total domestic haul for 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel's foul-mouthed mercenary now stands at $285.6 million, making it the third highest-grossing R-rated film behind "American Sniper" and "The Passion of the Christ."

Lionsgate's "Gods of Egypt" debuted in second place with $14 million. The film, which reportedly cost $140 million and also stars Brenton Thwaites and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is Hollywood's first major flop of the year.

TOP 10

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included.

1. "Deadpool,"$31.5 million ($40.2 million international)

2. "Gods of Egypt,"$14 million ($24 million international)

3. "Kung Fu Panda 3,"$9 million ($4.5 million international)

4. "Risen,"$7 million

5. "Eddie the Eagle,"$6.3 million

6. "Triple 9,"$6.1 million ($450,000 international)

7. "How To Be Single,"$5.2 million ($6.1 million international)

8. "The Witch,"$5 million

9. "Race,"$4.3 million

10. "The Revenant,"$3.8 million ($14.1 million international)

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