It was a solid weekend for Deadpool 2 though it didn’t deliver a record opening weekend domestically as expected. The film was the number one film for the weekend with $125 million domestically over three days. That’s the second largest R-rated opening ever behind the first film’s $132.4 million debut two years ago. It beat It which opened with $123.4 million last September.
The film opened in 81 markets internationally bringing in an estimated $176.3 million. That’s a record debut for Fox International beating X-Men: Days of Future Past. That film had $38.3 million from China. Deadpool didn’t play in China though did play last month at the Beijing International Film Festival. The sequel doesn’t have a release date currently.
Worldwide the film earned $301.3 million. It received an “A” CinemaScore with 62% 25 years or older (up from the previous film’s 53%). It was 61% male.
Avengers: Infinity War was bumped to second. It earned $28.7 million domestically in its fourth week and has earned $595 million after 24 days. It’s the eighth largest domestic release of all time.
Internationally the film added $84.4 million and its foreign total is $1.218 billion. Worldwide the film has earned $1.81 billion and is the fourth largest global release of all time and third largest international release of all time.
In third place was Book Club which debuted with an estimated $12.5 million. That beats some expectations.
Life of the Party took fourth place with an estimated $7.7 million to bring its domestic total to $31 million.
Rounding out the top five was Beaking In which brought in $6.5 million for a domestic total of $28.8 million. Even after a deep drop the film is doing quite well considering its budget was just $6 million.
In other comic movie news…
Black Panther dropped to #13 with $823,000. The film domestically has earned $697.8 million and worldwide the film has earned $1.344 billion.
The Death of Stalin dipped to #31 with an estimated $61,432 after 11 weeks. The film has earned $7.8 million domestically.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptation.