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Ryan Reynolds Thanks Fans For Deadpool 2's Success

Although Deadpool 2 didn't surpass the domestic opening of its 2016 predecessor or set a new record for an R-rated film, the Fox sequel grossed more than $300 million worldwide and toppled Avengers: Infinity War from its box-office perch. And it's all due to the fans, the cast and crew, and, according to a thank-you message shared by Ryan Reynolds, the Teletubbies, radioactive spiders and Hello Kitty, among others.

The message, which includes an image of the Merc With a Mouth blowing a kiss, starts off sincerely enough before it devolves into pop-culture references (Ron Weasely, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle), crude humor (Seymour Butts, Michael Hunt, Jacques Strap) and literal nonsense ("lorem ipsum"). Basically, everything you'd expect from Deadpool, including a dig at Reynolds himself.

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Deadpool 2 is estimated to have grossed $125 million domestically in its debut weekend, below the $135 million to $150 million projected ahead of release, and just short of the $132 million earned by the 2016 original.

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In theaters nationwide, director 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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