The movie ‘Deadpool’ is making and breaking records! It is so far the highest grossing R-rated movie of this year. This unique creation of Marvel Studio, starring Ryan Reynolds as the “Merc with a Mouth,” has so far earned $746 million dollars globally, breaking the records of 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded which earned $742 million worldwide during its run.
Clearly the movie has surprised us all. After winning both the reviewers’ and fans’ affection who were looking for something different in their superhero films, the movie crushed its opening weekend by pulling in a record-shattering $152.2 million, miles ahead of its R-rated competition. However, the film still has a way to go before it owns the domestic box office. Having earned $349.5 million in the US, there’s still time for it to beat the current record holder, The Passion of the Christ.
The way Deadpool is making records, it’s only a matter of time before studios leap into the fray with R-rated superhero projects of their own, it is important for you to know that Deadpool wasn’t good just because it was a hard-R romp. It is hilariously funny, heartfelt, and astoundingly different from what Marvel and DC typically produce.
The movie proved to be a success mainly because people all over the world, from every walk of life, loved it. Unlike all other Marvel movies, it made fun of itself. It created a niche of its own. You and I, we all hope it will do even better in the coming months.