Deadpool Movie Breaks Another Major Box Office Record
Deadpool is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever.
Fox's superhero movie Deadpool is still in theaters and continues to climb the charts.
The action film is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever worldwide, passing The Matrix Reloaded. Deadpool has made $745 million globally, compared to $742.1 million for the second Matrix movie. These numbers come by way of Box Office Mojo, as spotted by Entertainment Weekly.
Domestically, Deadpool is the third highest-grossing movie that carries a Restricted rating with a box office take of $349.9 million, sitting behind The Passion of the Christ ($370.8 million) and American Sniper ($350.1 million).
Deadpool is basically guaranteed to pass American Sniper, as it made $4.8 million this past weekend Friday-Sunday. If it has another weekend in that area, it will pass American Sniper, though it may not catch up to the 2004 Mel Gibson movie.
Deadpool was a commercial hit from the very start. The Tim Miller-directed movie enjoyed the strongest opening ever for an R-rated movie and stands as the most successful February release in film history.
Unsurprisingly, a Deadpool sequel is in the works. What may shock you, however, is that producers are reportedly not looking for the sequel--which will also star Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool--to have a larger budget than the first one.
Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick recently spoke about seeking a smaller budget for their sequel. "We don't want $150 million to go make the next movie; that's not Deadpool," Wernick said. "Deadpool doesn't lift cities up into the air or battle aliens coming down to Earth, that's just not Deadpool. So we're happy in that little small budget range that they have us in; we don't wanna blow this next one out."
For more on Deadpool, check out this roundup of the seven things we want to see in the sequel.
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