Well, as we reported before Deadpool was the right thing to do according to Box Office numbers breaking the all time top grossing X-Men character film ever at over $235 million in gross earnings over a 10 day period.
As we previously reported the film almost didn’t happen as they could not get executives on board with the immense cursing, adult content and of course the R rating. However, director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds did everything they could to make the Marvel character happen. Now, executives could not be happier as the performance shows.
Last weekend alone the movie generated a whopping $130 million in only its first three days, and over $150 million for the long weekend. That allowed Deadpool to smash a number of box office records, including best opening weekend ever in February and best opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie.
Based upon Marvel Comics anti-hero, the movie tells the story of a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a nice little human experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers (much like Wolverine), and adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new super healing abilities and a very dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life and is an all around bad dude.
We reached out to our buddy Ryan again after the massive income numbers came in from the box office and here is what he had to say to Showbiz Spy: Ryan: “I told you guys that the movie would be big, I always had faith in the film from day one going over the scripting with Tim (director). I realized that we were doing something that has never been done before and talking the money guys into financing the movie was like going to the fu**ing dentist. I bet they are glad they did now, yeah?!”
Here is the official most recent Deadpool movie trailer: