The “Deadpool” sequel opened around much of the world this weekend to strong numbers eclipsing the first film globally but coming in a little soft domestically.
Scoring slightly better critical reviews and the same ‘A’ CinemaScore as the first, the new film brought in an estimated gross of $125 million in the U.S., down from the $132 million opening of the first film. Overseas though it easily outperformed its predecessor and pulled in an additional $176 million bringing its worldwide total to $301 million.
“Deadpool 2” also broke a number of records including best Thursday previews for an R-rated film, best opening day for an R-rated film, and Fox International’s biggest opening of all time. “Avengers: Infinity War” came in second with a further $28.7 million domestically and has amassed a global total of $1.81 billion to date.
“Book Club” opened in third to a modest $12.5 million, “Life of the Party” was fourth with an additional $7.7 million, and family comedy “Show Dogs” opened to $6 million.
Source: Box-Office Mojo