Having set an opening day record on Friday, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool has now shattered a host of records with its first weekend in the States, with the film pulling in a whopping $135 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period.
Deadpool has now claimed the three-day (and four-day) February opening weekend records from Fifty Shades of Grey, while it has also set a new record for the highest R-rated debut (previously set by The Matrix Reloaded with $91.8 million), and given Fox its biggest opening, surpassing the $108.4 million of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Internationally, Deadpool has grossed over $125 million, bringing its worldwide haul to $260 million, which is almost $100 million more than Fantastic Four managed during its entire run, and $40 million more than the total gross of Reynolds’ last superhero movie Green Lantern.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool is set for release on February 10th in the UK and February 12th in the States and sees Ryan Reynolds reprising the role of the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) as Ajax, Stefan Kapicic (24) as Colossus, Leslie Uggams (Roots) as Blind Al and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead.