“Deadpool” is having a fantastic opening weekend at the box office. Not only is the film defying the expectations of the critics, but audiences are flocking to see the film, which just secured “Deadpool’s” place in box office history.
After a stellar launch overseas, “Deadpool” opened in theaters across America on Thursday night and Friday morning. According to Deadline and Box Office Mojo, “Deadpool” pulled in a whopping $47.5 million, giving the film the rank of biggest Friday opening in February box office history.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” previously held the record of biggest Friday opening in February, but Ryan Reynolds‘ masked merc surpassed Christian Grey’s box office record by 47%. With an opening like this, “Deadpool” is projected to bring in over $100 million this weekend, which would make it the most successful rated-R superhero film in history.
Check out “Deadpool” in theaters this weekend, and check out CBR’s review here.