‘Deadpool’ exceeds all expectations with a record-breaking opening weekend
Exceeding beyond what its studio, 20th Century Fox, or anyone else in Hollywood thought it could earn, “Deadpool” has become the highest-grossing February release of all time with a three-day weekend total of $135 million (the film was made for around ($58 million), according to Exhibitor Relations.
These figures blow away the openings of some superhero titles with great pedigrees, like “Man of Steel” ($116 million opening) and 2002’s “Spider-Man” ($114 million).
“Deadpool” shattered the previous February record set last year by Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” which had a three-day total of $85 million and a four-day of $93 million. “Deadpool” also now owns the biggest Friday opening in the month, with $47.5 million (“Grey” was also the previous record-holder with $30.2 million).