‘Deadpool 2’ Becomes Second Biggest Opening For R-Rated Film
If you haven't heard, there's this movie out at the moment called Deadpool 2 that's catching everybody's attention.
So much so, that it's become the second biggest opening at the Box Office for a R-rated film.
According to Complex, the Marvel superhero blockbuster has pulled in a whopping $125 million (£92.7 million) over this weekend.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to knock off the movie at the top spot, which was the first Deadpool film - so we guess Ryan Reynolds can't be too upset. That 2016 film earned $132.4 million and the movie adaptation of Stephen King's epic It now sits at third place on $123.4 million.
While Deadpool 2 might not sit at number one, it did manage to clinch the title for the biggest opening for a R-rated film.
The Deadpool sequel has been so successful that it's even managed to kick the juggernaut known as Avengers: Infinity War off the top spot of the Box Office list. The latest film in the Avengers franchise took just $29m this weekend (rubbish, eh?), shoving it down a peg to second place.
Mind you, it's not like it's done badly - far from it.
According to Forbes, the film has taken $1.8 billion worldwide since being released, making it the fourth-biggest grosser in the world, sitting just behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic and Avatar.
Hype had been building hard and fast for the Deadpool sequel, with star Ryan Reynolds often giving us teasers along the way to keep our interest piqued.
It worked, evidently, with Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson saying: "The audience's appetite for the Merc with the Mouth hasn't waned at all."
He added: "Ryan Reynolds was tireless in promoting this movie on a global basis."
The popularity of Deadpool 2 may at least be a good way for Ryan Reynolds to get his own seat on the Avengers lot, having tweeted a joke rejection letter from the gang earlier this year.
The letter, which is signed 'Tony Stark' - the not-so-secret identity of Robert Downey Jr's character Iron Man - tells Deadpool 'absolutely not' when it comes to the idea of him joining the Avengers team.
Proving who's the bigger man, Reynolds captioned the photo: "From a guy who never knows when to quit, I'm glad you guys never did."
Who knows, once the Avengers are done with Thanos, they might call on the red and black suited superhero to inject a bit of badassery to the series.
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