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Deadpool Opens to Record Figures [UPDATE: $282m Taken]

*UPDATE*

Another day, and more staggering figures for Deadpool.

Not content with the records stated below, you can now comprehend the fact that the movie that 20th Century Fox spent years refusing to make has so far taken an astounding $282.1m – yes, that’s $282.1 MILLION – worldwide.

Over the four-day holiday weekend in the US, the movie took a colossal $150m, with a further $132.1m coming from overseas.

Deadpool is currently playing in 3,558 cinemas, including IMAX locations.

 

 

*ORIGINAL STORY*

 

Deadpool has opened in cinemas to record-breaking figures worldwide.

After years of studio executives declaring that a character such as Wade Wilson’s Merc with a Mouth couldn’t be a success on the big-screen, Deadpool has gone and taken $147m worldwide in it’s opening 4 days, with $135m coming domestically and $12 in Europe.

The Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film was initially pegged to open with $55-$65m, however these new figures totally dwarf that and give the movie multiple records in the US, such as (deep breath);

The highest R-rated preview, February preview, R-rated and February IMAX preview, R-rated and February opening day, as well as R-rated and February opening weekend. On top of that, the film is the biggest R-rated comic book adaptation opening weekend, and most impressively, 20th Century Fox’s highest opening weekend.

Outside of America, the feature also became the biggest February opening of all-time in Australia, the fifth-highest opening day for a Marvel film in the UK, the biggest Chinese New Year single day ever in Hong Kong, and the biggest opening day for a superhero movie in Belgium.

And considering this is off a $58m budget, is it any surprise the sequel has already been greenlit?

 

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