‘Deadpool’ Becomes the Highest Grossing R-Rated Movie in the World

When it comes to this weekend’s box office, a lot of people will obviously be talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and its towering $166.1 debut — which makes it the highest debut for a March-release ever. That’s certainly impressive, but the DC adaptation isn’t the only superhero movie that broke records this weekend. On its seventh run in theaters, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool scored a round total of $745.9 million dollars, now making it the highest grossing R-rated movie worldwide in the history of cinema. That’s a lot of money to put in the swear jar. Or a lot of chimichangas to buy. Pick your poison here.

As initially reported by Collider, while this marks a groundbreaking landmark for the foul-mouth vigilante, it still has a little more ways to go in order to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in U.S. history. That’s right, Deadpool still only sits at the number three spot at the moment, with its $349.4 million gross stateside just a teensy bit behind American Sniper‘s $350.1 million and a little ways behind The Passion of the Christ‘s $370.7 million.

And while it’s a given that it’ll hop over Clint Eastwood’s last film in just a matter of days, don’t roll out the possibility of it becoming the highest grossing R-rated film here in the States too. It’s not a sure thing, but it seems highly likely at this point. Much like the titular character in front of it, this movie refuses to die, at least not without a fight. A bloody, balls-to-the-wall fight at that.

How far the R-rated film will go remains a mystery, but the studio should be happy no matter what at this point. It’s been moving full-speed ahead since its shocking $132.4 million debut, and Fox already got the ball rolling on Deadpool 2. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently writing the sequel to their original passion project now. With the massive success of both superhero movie thus far, it looks like this is going to be a very promising financial year for caped heroes. In fact, the only thing that might truly bring down the Merc with the Mouth could be The Avengers themselves when Captain America: Civil War rallies its way into theaters May 6.

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