Deadpool has reached The Matrix Reloaded‘s R-rated box office record, and is just about to surpass X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Pretty much everyone – from comic book fans to Betty White – loves Deadpool. How can we prove that, outside of widespread critical acclaim? The simple fact that Deadpool officially became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time over the weekend.
Looking at the numbers, this weekend Deadpool earned about $5 million domestically and $3 million everywhere else. That brings the Merc With a Mouth’s grand total to $745,974,060. Before this weekend, the highest grossing R-rated film was The Matrix Reloaded at $742,862,775.
What’s more, Deadpool is incredibly close to becoming Fox’s most profitable superhero film. It’s only $2 million shy of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s $747,862,775 box office record, which it should surpass in a few days.
Perhaps the most impressive detail? Deadpool is a record-breaking film that hasn’t needed to resort to 3D ticket prices – let alone a PG-13 rating. If seeing more Deadpool films wasn’t assured before, it certainly is now, especially if it can stay ahead of Batman v Superman‘s opening weekend.