Despite facing stiff competition from the likes of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8, 20th Century Fox’s superhero sequel Deadpool 2 has managed to hit another box office milestone this weekend as it passes the $700 million mark worldwide.
Deadpool 2 has now grossed $304.2 million domestically, and a further $403 million worldwide, to give the film a global haul of $717.2 million. It is currently the fourth-highest grossing release of 2018, having just been overtaken this weekend by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
The David Leitch-directed sequel sits as the third-highest grossing instalment in Fox’s X-Men franchise behind X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747.9 million) and the original Deadpool ($783.1 million).
Marvel’s motormouth mercenary is back! Bigger, better and occasionally more pantless than ever before. When a super soldier arrives on a murderous mission, Deadpool is forced to think about friendship, family and what it really means to be a hero – all while kicking 50 shades of ass. Because, sometimes, to do the right thing you need to fight dirty.
Deadpool 2 sees David Leitch (John Wick) directing a cast that includes returning stars Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson), Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Stefan Kapicic (Colossus), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al) and Karan Soni (Dopinder) alongside new additions Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Bedlam, Lewis Tan (Iron Fist) as Shatterstar, Bill Skarsgard (It) as Zeitgeist, Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) as Russell, Jack Kesy (The Strain) as the film’s villain, Shioli Kutsuna (The Outsider) as Yukio and Eddie Marsan (Atomic Blonde) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.