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“Deadpool” Now Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film Worldwide

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“Deadpool” Now Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film Worldwide

Seven weeks after its release, “Deadpool” is still breaking records. The film has now become the highest-grossing R-rated film, worldwide; Box Office Mojo has the film’s totals, which stand at $745.7 million worldwide. This total bests the previous record-holder, “The Matrix Reloaded,” which earned $742.1 worldwide upon its release in 2003.

“Deadpool” has another record in its sights: the domestic record for an R-rated film. So far the film has earned $349.3 million in the U.S., making it the third highest-grossing R-rated film, domestically. The film will most likely pass “American Sniper” ($350.1M) in the next few days; the top spot, held by “The Passion of the Christ” with $370.7M, is a little ways past that.

The film also broke a number of records upon its release in February. “Deadpool” made $135 million domestically and $125 million internationally during its opening weekend, breaking 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”).

“Deadpool” is currently in theaters.