When Deadpool hit our screens on February 12, it seemed like the whole world went wild for Marvel's boldest contribution to the superhero world. Indeed, over the first opening weekend, audiences across the globe simply fell at Wade Wilson's feet, with the movie racking up an impressive $150 million at the box office. If you need a reminder of the foul-mouthed, action-packed shenanigans that went down, here's the trailer:
Three weeks on, and it seems there is no stopping the Marvel juggernaut – it's now been confirmed that the movie has smashed records yet again, earning a colossal $31.5 million for the third consecutive weekend since its release.
By comparison, it seems that Deadpool even surpassed The Matrix Reloaded as one of the highest-grossing R-rated movies in the history of Hollywood. Pretty impressive, right?
The superhero flick also overtook a series of newcomers this weekend, most notably the greatly anticipated Gods of Egypt, which reportedly cost approximately $150 million to make. Sadly, it only raked in half of what Deadpool made this weekend alone – $14 million.
Needless to say, I'm sure the team behind the movie are over the moon. The studio already embraced their unparalleled success last week with a bangin' party complete with chimichangas, a mariachi band and blow-job shots, so who knows how exactly they will celebrate this time round?
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