Like his verbal talents, there’s no stopping the first solo outing of the Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool is now the 10th highest grossing comic book adaptation of all time — rising above Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Man of Steel (2013). Those films are now #11, #12, and #13, respectively.
Deadpool — made on a modern-day standard of a paltry budget of $58 million — blew up the box office on opening weekend, taking in $132,434,639. What made this figure even more special was that it was an R-rated movie — a rating which is considered a death knell for ticket sales due to a film’s restrictive access. After this weekend, Deadpool will have earned a total of $328,077,425 in domestic sales, making it the 10th highest grossing comic book adaptation of all time.
Worldwide, Deadpool has, so far, racked up $708,125,280. Due to its February release, the film didn’t see much competition until early March, which saw the openings of Zootopia and 10 Cloverfield Lane. In less than two weeks, Deadpool should really be feeling the competition when the biggest of comic book movies is released — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With earnings that high, the team behind Deadpool have already started to work on the sequel — which promises the introduction of Cable.
Deadpool was released in the United States on February 12, 2016.
The film is directed by Tim Miller, written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, Ed Skrein as Francis Freeman / Ajax, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Peter Rasputin / Colossus, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Jed Rees as The Recruiter, and Karan Soni as Dopinder.