ByTom Cox, writer at Creators.co
Staff writer for Moviepilot. Tweet me @thomascox500
Tom Cox

We're never going to tire of reporting Deadpool successes. The Merc with the Mouth is leaping further into dollar-lined gains by crossing the $300 million marker at the domestic box office this weekend. It is now the third highest-grossing R-rated movie in North America ever.

Imagine how big the sales would feel with this
Imagine how big the sales would feel with this

The film has been pulling ticket sales in hand over fist with a total of $311.1 million at the time of writing, according to Box Office Mojo, having hauled in another $10 million over Saturday and Sunday. Worldwide, the box office figure is $673.2 million from 80 countries.

The booty has just nipped the $100 million mark of surplus over the former biggest box office gross in North America by an R-rated comic book adaptation, previously held by 300. The epic fantasy about Spartan warriors stashed $210.6 million in 2007.

The greatest R-rated domestic gross ever is The Passion Of The Christ with $379.8 million in 2004. Deadpool is currently in third place, also being behind American Sniper, which made $350.13 in 2014.

It should be noted that, in characteristically Deadpool fashion, it was not compulsory for the comic book adaptation to be R-rated, while the gory subject matter of the two front-runners made their child-unfriendly rating inevitable.

Records annihilated

  • R-rated opening weekend: $132.7 million
  • Biggest 20th Century Fox opening weekend
  • Biggest X-Men opening weekend
  • Biggest Ryan Reynolds opening weekend

How much money do you think 'Deadpool' will make?

Sources: Box Office Mojo, Comic Book

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