Deadpool 2 is already tearing up the box office records, proving that audiences still aren’t tired of superhero movies.
Deadpool 2 brought in an estimated $125 million domestically and another $176 million overseas, giving it a $301 million weekend total. The R-rated action film was able to knock Avengers: Infinity War out of the number one slot at the box office over the weekend, although it wasn’t able to beat the record-breaking $132.4 million opening of the first Deadpool film.
That means that the Deadpool franchise now sits at the number one and number two slots for largest opening weekends for R-rated films.
Enormous congrats to @VancityReynolds, @DavidMLeitch, @RhettReese, @missmorenab & company on Deadpool 2 opening to what looks like over $130 million this weekend. Keep the fun stuff coming! pic.twitter.com/gRk3MGFmkA— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 19, 2018
It’s also worth bringing up the fact that the Deadpool movies have modest budgets compared to other big names in the superhero world. Deadpool 2 was made for an estimated $110 million, which was a big jump up from the first movie’s $58 million budget. Compare that to the $200 million budget for Black Panther, or the reported $300 million budget of Avengers: Infinity War.
Deadpool, it turns out, is a pretty good business for 20th Century Fox to be in. Good thing someone leaked that footage way back in the day, huh?