Deadpool Movie Breaks More Box Office Records
Action movie could make $150 million or more for the four-day weekend, dethroning Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fox's new Deadpool movie continues to break records. After becoming the top Thursday night US opening for an R-rated movie ever, the film has now posted the biggest opening day in February history, taking in $47.5 million for its official domestic opening on Friday. It added another $41.88 million on Saturday, bringing its three-day haul to $135 million, according to a report from Hollywood news site Deadline.
Deadpool is now the second biggest debut in US history for the first installment of a superhero film. It's only behind The Avengers, which made $207.4 million during its opening in 2012. Rounding out the top five are Man of Steel ($116.6 million), Spider-Man ($114.8 million), and Iron Man ($98.6 million).
The Ryan Reynolds over-the-top action movie could bring in more than $150 million for the four-day President's Day weekend. This would easily surpass the current record-holder, 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, which made $93 million over the long weekend last year.
Internationally, Deadpool is also performing well. The Hollywood Reporter says it could make more than $80 million overseas this weekend, boosting its global figures even higher.
We'll have more on Deadpool's box office performance later. For now, you can read Deadline's full box office report to learn more.
Deadpool had a reported production budget of $58 million. A sequel is supposedly being planned, with Fox eager to keep the creative team together.
For more on the film, you can check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying in this review roundup. You also look at this gallery of images showcasing some of Deadpool's most gruesome comics moments.
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