'Deadpool' and its $132.4M Opening Weekend – Movie.info
'Deadpool' Smashes Records with Enormous $132.4M Opening WeekendAfter twelve years in development, the highly-anticipated superhero film Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, burst onto the big screen in spectacular fashion last Friday, breaking almost every previously-held R-rated record for an opening weekend.
Deadpool raked in a breathtaking $132.4M from Friday through Sunday, capturing the largest opening weekend for an R-rated film of all time, beating down Keanu Reeves' The Matrix: Reloaded which earned a respectable $91M on its opening weekend in 2003. That being said, Deadpool currently sits at number seventeen on the list of biggest opening weekends ever.
Releasing on February 12, 2016, the film stands as the biggest February opening weekend of all time, once held by the romantic drama Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). It also had a larger Friday to Monday debut than American Sniper, which has the highest grossing lifetime of any R-rated film that hasn't been re-released in theaters.
The flick also marks the highest grossing opening weekend for star actor Reynolds, previously held by X-Men Origins: Wolverine with an $85.1M weekend in May of 2009. Coincidentally, Reynolds played the roll of Wade Wilson otherwise known as Deadpool. In fact, Deadpool has the highest earning debut of any X-Men film, outgrossing the 2006 Memorial Day release of X-Men: The Last Stand.
Director Tim Miller's Deadpool has the largest opening weekend for a first time director and passed Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which earned $108M, taking the title of biggest 20th Century Fox debut ever.
Deadpool has blown away all other R-rated comic book superhero movies and has taken the spot as highest grossing R-rated comic book superhero film to date. The film almost took the spot of top earning comic book film but currently stands at number two on the list. Only Zack Snyder's 300, released in March of 2007, stands in its way of being the highest grossing R-rated comic book adaptation of all time. It grossed $210.6M in its theater lifetime but Deadpool is quickly catching up and will surely take its place.
Below is a list of records Deadpool did and didn't break.
- #1 Opening Weekend - February
- #1 Opening Weekend - Winter
- #1 President's Day 4-Day Holiday Weekend
- #1 President's Day 4-Day Holiday Opening Weekend
- #1 R-rated Opening Weekend
- #1 R-rated Single Friday
- #1 R-rated Single Saturday
- #1 R-rated Single Sunday
- #1 X-Men Opening Weekend
- #1 20th Century Fox Debut
- #1 Opening Weekend for Ryan Reynolds
- #1 Opening Weekend for First Time Director (Tim Miller)
- #1 Superhero - OriginOpening Weekend
- #2 R-rated Comic Book Adaptation
- #3 Biggest Non-Sequel Opening Weekend
- #3 Widest Theater Release for R-Rated Film (3722)
- #4X-MenMovie Lifetime Gross
- #8 Single Day Sunday Gross
- #10 Single Day Monday Gross
- #17 Top 3-Day Gross
- #17 Fastest to $100M
- #18Fastest to $150M
- #20 Single Day Saturday Gross
Overall, Deadpool will go down in history as a game-changer when it comes to R-rated films. The film is still young in its theater life and will continue to break records left and right, proving to all that an R-rated superhero movie can succeed in a market heavily saturated with comic book adaptations.