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Deadpool 2 dethrones Avengers: Infinity War at the box office

Deadpool 2 becomes the merc with the money

Deadpool 2 20th Century Fox

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.

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?

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