Deadpool 2 Becomes Third Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film, Surpassing It

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Marvel's Merc with a Mouth has just passed another major milestone at the box office, as Deadpool 2 has become the third-highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, surpassing 2017's It.

According to Deadline, the sequel crossed the $700 million mark this past weekend, propelling it to the prestigious number-three spot for R-rated films. This places it just behind its predecessor, as well as The Matrix Reloaded.

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Deadpool 2 was 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. Officially, it secured a cool $125.5 million in its opening, after releasing in 4,249 theaters nationwide.

In theaters now, 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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