Deadpool 2 is already following in the record-setting footsteps of its predecessor, as Regal Cinemas has announced the Fox sequel crushed its 24-hour advance tickets record in just four hours.
"We are on the edge of our seats to see what Ryan Reynolds and his team have planned for Deadpool 2," Ken Thewes, Regal's Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement to Deadline. "With the 24-hour advance ticket record shattered, moviegoers seem just as excited as we are to see our favorite anti-hero back on the big screen. With tickets now on sale, we will continue to add seats to accommodate the demand."
Thewes also confirmed that Deadpool 2 broke the chains sales record for an R-rated film, potentially signaling the sequel could end up overtaking the first film as the No. 1 highest-grossing R-rated film in history. Deadpool finished its theatrical run in 2016 with an astounding $783 million worldwide total.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable and Julian Dennison as Russell. The film hits theaters on May 18.
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