DEADPOOL 2 Wins the Weekend with Estimated $125 Million Opening

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Deadpool 2 finally opened in theaters this weekend, earning mostly positive reviews from fans and critics. While the film has generated good word-of-mouth and had a big opening, it was a little smaller than expected.

Per THR, Deadpool 2 opened with an estimated $125 million, easily beating Avengers: Infinity War (which grossed $28.7 million this weekend). The sequel was originally tracking for somewhere in the $130-150 million range, but its Saturday gross was lower than anticipated. Also, this puts it behind the original Deadpool, which opened to $132.4 in 2016. Nevertheless, this is the second-biggest R-rated opening in domestic history, and it’s the third biggest opening of the year so far (behind Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther).

Overseas, Deadpool 2 is even better. It opened with about $176 million, and that’s without China. This is not only 20th Century Fox’ biggest opening internationally, but it’s also the biggest R-rated overseas debut in history. This brings the movie’s worldwide opening to $301 million.

The production budget is $110 million, which is nearly double the first movie’s budget, but still a lot smaller than most superhero movies nowadays. So, despite having a slightly smaller opening than the first one, Deadpool 2 will be another super-profitable film for Fox.

Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.

Paul Romano

Editor-In-Chief at WOBAM! Entertainment
Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.
Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.