20th Century Fox & Marvel Entertainment’s American superhero film, Deadpool has set a new February record.

According to studio estimates, the film grossed $47.5 million from 3,558 theaters in North America and $12.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $60 million, against a budget of $58 million, including record $12.7 million from its Thursday night previews from 2,975 theaters.

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Deadpool‘s Friday estimate is, by far, the biggest single-day opening ever in February. Breaking Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades of Grey’s previous record of $30.2 million in 2014.

The studio originally projected that the film will top $65 and $75 million, which is now headed for over $110 – $120 million over the four-day Presidents’ Day weekend.

Director Tim Miller’s film is on track to set records for the biggest R-rated and biggest opening of all time in the month of February, taking over The Hangover Part II ($10.4 million) and Fifty Shades of Grey ($8.6 million), respectively.

After Fantastic Four reboot disaster in 2015, the studio now has a reason to celebrate.

Here’s Friday’s top five, based on studio estimates:

  1. Deadpool: $47,500,000 ($47.5 Total)
  2. How to be Single: $5,250,000 ($5.25 Total)
  3. Zoolander 2: $4,200,000 ($4.2 Total)
  4. Kung Fu Panda 3: $3,875,000 ($78.1 Total)
  5. Hail, Caesar!: $1,470,000 ($16.2 Total)

The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Leslie Uggams.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, eighth installment in the X-Men film series.

Directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

A sequel for Deadpool, has already been greenlit with Rheese and Wernick returning to write, and Miller being looked at to return as director.


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