Deadpool Has Biggest R-Rated Opening Day Ever

Deadpool performed incredibly well at the box office on Friday, setting the new record for an R-rated film’s debut day.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s new film—starring Ryan Reynolds as its smart-mouthed antihero—earned a whopping $47.5 million Friday, putting it among the top 10 comic book movie openings of all time, and at number one for an R-rated feature, regardless of genre. The opening day is also higher than any of 20th Century Fox’s other X-Men-related films to date.

Thanks to its impressive debut, Deadpool is on track to gross $117 million during its first three days and $130 million over the course of the four-day President’s Day weekend. Seeing as how only ten superhero movies have ever crossed the $100 million mark during a weekend debut, Fox is undoubtedly pleased with how its film is currently performing.

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