Fox's X-Men film franchise has seen a lot of box office successes since the first film released in 2000. Although the original Deadpool previously held the record for highest-grossing X-Men film, Deadpool 2 has now -- almost nine months since it was first released in May 2018 -- taken that title from its predecessor.
As reported by Deadline, the most recent film has now earned $784 million worldwide, thanks in large part due to its recent release in China. The Chinese version of the film is the PG-13 cut Once Upon a Deadpool. For comparison, the original Deadpool earned $783 million during its time at the box office.
These numbers do not account for inflation. When inflation is taken into account, Deadpool earned approximately $819.7 million in 2016 and X-Men: Days of Future Past earned approximately $793.7 million in 2014.
As Disney is currently in the process of acquiring key assets from 21st Century Fox, including Deadpool and the X-Men, the Merc With a Mouth's second solo movie may end up being the most successful film in Fox's version of the franchise, though that will depend a lot on the performance of Simon Kinberg's Dark Phoenix and Josh Boone's New Mutants.
David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.
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