Opening on 4,332 screens in North America, Deadpool 2 is the widest release an R-rated movie has ever received in the movie industry, topping out It, which debuted on 4,103 screens. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently crossing $15 billion in worldwide box office receipts, the moviegoing public's hunger for comic book films seemingly knows no bounds.
The Marvel-Disney superheroes' mega-haul now stands at $547.8 million domestically and over $1.6 billion globally in its third week of release. That figure was especially impressive considering the film hadn't even opened in China yet.
IMAX locations in 19 territories including Korea, Italy, Brazil, Mexicoand the UAE all reported their best opening weekends ever with more than 25 markets recording their best IMAX Marvel openings including India, the UK, Japan, France, Germany and Argentina. That means that the opening weekend for The Fate of the Furious represented roughly 49% of it's overall China gross. The filmmakers will also use IMAX cameras to shoot the entirety of the next Avengers film, which is slated for release in May 2019.
Fifth-highest global release of all-time and eighth-highest domestic release.
So far, the film has earned $1.6 billion dollars worldwide.
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The film has also become the fastest film to cross US$1 billion (S$1.34 billion) globally, with the possibility that it could hit US$2 billion by the end of its theatrical run, according to Forbes.
42-year-old Frank Coraci dressed up as the Infinity War baddie and appeared in public as a way to mend hurt and tension after a recent terror attack on the city's streets, and it certainly helped.
During the weekend, AIW raced past the lifetime domestic total of films such as Beauty and the Beast ($504 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million) and The Dark Knight ($534 million) to become the eighth-highest domestic release of all-time.
The Disney/Marvel blockbuster is now also the top film of 2018, surpassing Black Panther's earnings of $9.7 million.