Deadpool Breaks Thursday Night US Record for R-Rated Film
"Deadpool is off to a record-breaking start. The Fox film brought in $12.7 million at the US box office for its Thursday night opening, setting a new record for an R-rated movie. The previous record-holder was 2011's The Hangover Part II, which took i"
The over-the-top action movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the "merc with a mouth" is projected to make as much as $70 million domestically over the weekend, the site reports. The movie may also benefit from the upcoming four-day weekend, as Monday, February 15 is a federal holiday with many workplaces and schools closed.
If it brings in $70 million, that would make it the second-biggest President's Day weekend opening in US history, only behind 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, which took in $93 million.