After shattering several box office records last week, 20th Century Fox & Marvel Entertainment’s Deadpool is still going strong breaking new records.
According to studio estimates, Deadpool raked in another $55 million this weekend (a 58% drop from last weekend).
The film grossed over $200 million domestically in nine days becoming the biggest X-Men movie ever, surpassing X2 ($214,949,694), X-Men: The Last Stand ($234,362,462) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($233,921,534).
“It’s one of those times where a movie becomes a touchstone in culture,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s domestic distribution chief.
“It just becomes part of the zeitgeist and one of those movies you just have to see. That’s due to its uniqueness. People have never seen anything like this before.”
As of February 21, 2016, Deadpool has grossed $235,394,887 million in North America and $256,500,000 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $491.8 million, against a budget of $58 million.
So far the film had a worldwide opening of $264.9 million from 62 markets, the biggest of 2016, the biggest for an R-rated film, and the second biggest for Fox. It also recorded the biggest IMAX 2D worldwide opening of all time with $27.4 million from 606 IMAX theaters, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises ($23.8 million).
The comic-book adaptation is now the sixth biggest R-rated movie of all time & 17th biggest superhero movie.
Current top ten (based on studio estimates):
- Deadpool: $55,000,000 ($235.4 million)
- Kung Fu Panda 3: $12,500,000 ($117.1 million)
- Risen: $11,800,000 ($11.8 million)
- The Witch: $8,685,000 ($8.6 million)
- How to be Single: $8,220,000 ($31.7 million)
- Race: $7,275,000 ($7.2 million)
- Zoolander 2: $5,500,000 ($23.7 million)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $3,836,000 ($921.6 million)
- The Revenant: $3,800,000 ($165.1 million)
- Hail, Caesar!: $2,640,000 ($26.1 million)
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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