It may have been a month since Deadpool was released but it's still going strong at the box office. After breaking major records in February, the antihero epic is now climbing its way up the ladder above some of the highest grossing comic book adaptation and superhero movies of all time. Just incase you somehow haven't managed to see it yet, check out a promo clip below:
The top ten is jam-packed with all of the amazing adaptations we've seen over the last decade or so: Marvel's The Avengers ($623 million), The Dark Knight ($534 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million) currently make up the top three overall, with Spider-Man ($403 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($333 million) and Iron Man ($318 million) comprising the top three 'first chapters' of a comic book franchise – until now.
After raking in another $3 million over its month-aversary weekend, the Merc with a Mouth is now sitting pretty in third place for a non-sequel and tenth place overall with total domestic sales of $328 million, knocking Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man out of the top ten. At this rate, it's looking highly likely that the film will also surpass Guardians of the Galaxy before the end of its run in theaters and possibly even Spider-Man 3. You can take a look at the complete list from Box Office Mojo below:
As you can see, Deadpool is the only current entry from Fox, with Sony and Buena Vista otherwise dominating the top ten; it's also the eighth-biggest movie from Marvel.
In global news, Deadpool crossed the $700 million mark worldwide over the weekend, which is pretty damn impressive considering it has an R-rating, is not 3D and didn't even release in China, not to mention the fact that he's a relatively unknown character to the general public. It will be interesting to see how, if at all, the major success of such a surprise contender will influence the oncoming sleuth of superhero movies due to start production.
But what we're all really wondering of course is...
Who would win in a fight?! Deadpool or Iron Man?