DEADPOOL 2 Opens With $125 Million Domestically; $301 Million Worldwide

The weekend estimates for DEADPOOL 2 are in and its domestic opening weekend did not surpass the opening weekend for its predecessor nor did it live up to the hype of the highest opening projections which topped out at $150 million. Although, DEADPOOL 2 did make a ton of box office cash this weekend when compared to its reported $110 million production budget. In other words, the studio is still absolutely thrilled with these weekend estimates.

DEADPOOL 2 took in $125 million making it the second highest grossing R-rated opening of all-time. Sitting only behind DEADPOOL ($132M) and just overtaking last year's IT ($123M).

Overseas, the sequel brought in an estimated $176 million.

Worldwide, DEADPOOL 2 has amassed over $301 million and this does not include the planet's second largest film market, China. The sequel does not have a release date set in China, due to the country's stricter codes toward mature content. The first DEADPOOL movie just premiered in China last month at the Beijing International Film Festival, so it'll be quite some time until the sequel opens there.

It may not have surpassed the opening weekend total (domestically) of DEADPOOL, however, the box office staying power of DEADPOOL 2 should be strong through this weekend's extended Memorial Day holiday weekend as the only other major release is SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. DEADPOOL 2 offers audiences a much different, way more mature, and comedy-heavy option when compared to the more general audience friendly Star Wars standalone movie.

Deadpool, Cable, and Domino (and let's hope Peter, too!) will return next in writer/director Drew Goddard's X-FORCE ensemble team-up movie, which is currently in development.

Written by Daniel Wolf, Founder & Publisher

[All numbers sourced from BoxOfficeMojo.]

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