We all know that Deadpool wears a red suit so the bad guys can’t see him gush blood, but Wade Wilson may need a green suit now too, ’cause the merc con una boca is making it rain!
That’s right, The Little Foul-Mouthed Engine That Could, Deadpool, is now the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, despite a relatively slim production budget and a February release date. So everybody please give the film a (tiny, slimy) hand for pulling off a miracle.
So far, according to Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed a whopping worldwide total of nearly $746 million, which is enough to supplant the previous chart topper, The Matrix Reloaded, which came in at a grand total of $742.1 million. Domestically, Deadpool is only number three however, with $349.5 million, but considering the film is still going strong in theaters, there’s an excellent chance it can topple both American Sniper, which is #2 with $350.1 million, and The Passion of the Christ, which is #1 with $370.8 million.
While this is obviously stellar news for director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds—as well as everyone else involved with the film—a sequel is already in the works, which means audiences have done their job of convincing Hollywood that this is the kind of movie that should be gracing silver screens. But remember that Deadpool was successful, as our own Kyle Anderson points out, not only because it delivered R-rated raunch, but also “took risks… challenged the establishment, and was chiefly faithful to the source material.”
Now on a scale from “jump off a highway overpass” to “cut off your own hand,” how excited are you to see Deadpool become the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time? Let us know in the comments section below!
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