“Deadpool” Opens With Record $135 Million

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Deadpool took over the box office with record numbers during Valentine’s Day weekend, earning $135 million… the biggest opening ever for an R-rated release.

The film, starring Ryan Reynolds, easily beat out the $85.2 million February debut of 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, while becoming the biggest R-rated opening, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded, which opened to $91.8 million in May 2003. Worldwide, it had a $300 million opening.

Coming in a distant second was last weekend’s No. 1 film, Kung Fu Panda 3, earning $19.7 million, bringing it total to $93.9 million in just three weeks.

In third place was the R-rated Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson romantic comedy, How to Be Single, opening with $17.9 million, while Zoolander 2 debuted in a disappointing fourth place with $13.9 million.

The Revenant closed out the top 5 with $6.6 million and $158.8 million to date.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Race, which tells the story of track-and-field superstar Jesse Owens; the Sony action-adventure Risen; and the horror flick, The Witch.

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1.”Deadpool,” $135 million ($125 million international).
2.”Kung Fu Panda 3,” $19.7 million ($14.6 million international).
3.”How to Be Single,” $18.8 million ($8.1 million international).
4.”Zoolander 2,” $15.7 million ($8.5 million international).
5.”The Revenant,” $6.9 million ($14 million international).
6.”Hail, Caesar!,” $6.6 million.
7.”Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” $6.2 million ($4.3 million international).
8.”The Choice,” $5.3 million ($600,000 international).
9.”Ride Along 2,” $4.1 million ($1.5 million international).
10.”The Boy,” $2.9 million ($1.3 million international).

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