Movie Sets Record With Biggest R-Rated Box Office Opening Ever

Feb 16, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A movie that opened over the Presidents’ Day Weekend set a record for the biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie. Variety reports that the new superhero movie “Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds, surpassed expectations and dominated the box office with $150 million in domestic receipts.

“’Deadpool’ more than doubled last week’s forecasts that ranged between $60 million and $70 million for the Friday-Monday period,” Variety reports. “It’s one of the biggest surprise blockbusters within recent memory, given Fox’s decision to go with a February launch and an R-rating on a superhero movie.”

The X-Men spinoff also chalked up another $132 million internationally through Sunday, with that number expected to reach $150 million including Monday, pushing the worldwide gross for the long weekend to $300 million.“Deadpool’s” three-day domestic returns of $135 million crushed the record opening for an R-rated movie, which had been held for 13 years by “The Matrix Reloaded” with $91.8 million.

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