20th Century Fox doubted the success of Deadpool and sat on its script for almost seven years, for fear of monetary lose. Flash forward, now just two weekends after the film’s release, the movie has become the highest grossing X-Men movie. This is in terms of domestic, non-adjusted box office, the metric people use when talking about hits.
According to Box Office Mojo, by February 22, Deadpool has grossed almost $236 million in the United States. This is by far higher than the previous #1 X-film, X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed just over $234 million in their entire life.
However, internationally Deadpool is still chasing X-Men: Days of Future Past, which ended with a worldwide gross of about $748 million. Though we can say that this is a R-rated movie that hasn’t opened everywhere across the world just yet. There’s a high chance it’ll beat or come close to close.
This is overwhelmingly impressive since the movie is facing R-rating, the budget concerns, and the release date issues unlike other X-Men movies. Deadpool is sharing a table with movies like X2, First Class, and Days of Future Past. To say the least this is a fete to 20th Century Fox. They must turning in their beds because of this unexpected outcome.