Fox’s new film ‘Deadpool’ – featuring Ryan Reynolds, an original superhero, bequeathed with extraordinary powers after undergoing an experimental treatment for cancer has earned a mind-boggling $47.5 million on Friday.
It has raced to the top 10 comic book movie. “Deadpool” had a world premiere at the Grand Rex in Paris on February 8, 2016.
The film was released on February 10, 2016, in the U.K. and North America on February 12, 2016.
With its record-shattering debut, Deadpool is on the way to gross $117 million in the first three days and probably cross the $130 million mark.
Only ten superhero flicks have crossed $100 million mark, and Fox must be euphoric about how its film is turning out to be.
Deadpool has also hit the jackpot overseas and could rake in $80 million for the weekend from the north.
The sci-fi thriller is directed by Tim Miller and features besides Ryan Reynolds, also features stars Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano.
For Reynolds Deadpool was a huge heads-up, and both Reynolds and Fox had spent a decade discussing how to make the film based on the Marvel Comic book.
When finally done it is also one of the rare Marvel comic book movies which have been rated R. Fox shook hands with Marvel Enterprises to create Deadpool courtesy its licensing deals for the X-Men universe of characters.
Both Fox and Reynolds aggressively marketed the film. The film was made on a modest budget of $58 million.
“Deadpool” is being screened in 3,558 theaters which also includes Imax locations.
It was initially thought, the film will make $70 million over the weekend holiday.
Since it was made on a modest budget Fox is delighted, and already it has said it will make a sequel.