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“Deadpool’s” Weekend Box Office On Record Challenging Pace

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

“Deadpool” may not be done breaking box office records just yet.

Following an exceptionally strong, record-setting Thursday night preview, the Ryan Reynolds-led superhero action/comedy is on a course for an even stronger President’s Day weekend than originally projected.

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The film, which opened with $12.7M on Thursday — a new record for R-rated films — is now on course for a weekend haul of between $80-90M. In fact, the current Presidents’ Day weekend record holder, last year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” may see its 4-day haul of $93M surpassed.

“Deadpool’s” estimated Friday box office is currently tracking in the low $30M range.

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Internationally, “Deadpool” is off to a great start as well, launching Wednesday to over $12M in ticket sales.

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and more, “Deadpool” is in theaters now.