Deadpool 2 Already Breaking Box Office Records

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Ryan Reynolds' sequel to the record-breaking, critically-acclaimed Deadpool could be as, if not more, successful than the first. Deadpool 2 opened Thursday night with an amazing $18.6 million, over $5 million more than last year’s It, making it the highest-grossing opening night ever for a rated R movie. This, of course, means it outdid the first Deadpool’s $12.7 million, which beat the original title holder The Hangover Part II’s $10.4 million from 2011. Then on Friday, Deadpool 2 set another record with $53 million, which not only overcame the previous champion, the aforementioned It’s $50.4 million, but also made more than Reynold’s earlier superhero attempt The Green Lantern’s entire opening weekend gross. Wow…

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Deadpool 2 is set to make up to $137 million by next week, which would give it the biggest R rated opening weekend of all time over the first Deadpool’s $132 million. The sequel's success is no surprise, but the first movie’s numbers were. It came on the heels of not one, but two, disappointing Ryan Reynolds' superhero movies, 2011’s The Green Lantern and 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in which Reynolds played a less-than-faithful adaptation of Deadpool, marking the first live-action appearance of the character. He was a longtime fan of the comics, and spent years following the negative reception of his first portrayal with a proposed solo movie. Unfortunately, studios weren’t willing to risk an R rated Marvel superhero film, but after Reynolds himself leaked Deadpool test footage in 2015, that subsequently went viral, it was only a matter of time.

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Riding the wave of Internet hype, 2016’s Deadpool shattered records and started a new trend for the genre, which led to Logan getting an R rating, and then an Oscar nomination. Since then, anticipation for the Deadpool sequel has been building and the new movie definitely doesn't disappoint. Check out the trailer below...

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