Yesterday we reported that 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” had pulled in $45 million in its opening day at the box office. News is coming in now that “Deadpool” has soared past the $100 million marker both domestically and internationally, giving it the biggest opening weekend in February box office history.
According to Box Office Mojo, “Deadpool” made $135 million domestically and $125 million internationally this weekend. That officially makes it the one of the highest grossing comic book adaptations in history, and one of the highest grossing rated R films as well.
So far “Deadpool” has broken three box office records: Biggest opening weekend in February (beating out “Fifty Shades of Grey,) Biggest opening weekend in the winter (beating out “American Sniper,”) and biggest opening weekend for an R-rated film (beating out “The Matrix Reloaded.)
Considering this weekend celebrates both Valentines Day and Presidents Day, and with Monday being a public holiday, “Deadpool’s” numbers are sure to climb even higher. It’s likely it will also break the record for biggest four day weekend, and biggest Monday box office earnings.