Deadpool 2 Premieres With 18.6 Million Opening Night!

Thursday night was the opener for the highly anticipated Deadpool 2, and it did not disappoint at the box office.  This film broke the previous record of $13.5 million,  held by the movie “IT” last September.

The first Deadpool brought in $132.4 million on opening weekend, shocking the industry.  Fans of the franchise experted no less success with this highly anticipated film.  So, Deadpool continues to hold the record for the highest grossing R-rated film.  Estimates already show that this film will break the $130 million mark for the weekend.  Predictions also expect it to outgross the original Deadpool.

Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) reacts to Colossus’ (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) threats.

Ryan Reynolds brings the “Merc with the Mouth” to life yet again in Deadpool 2, cracking jokes and killin’ folks on screen.  Morena Baccarin joins as Copycat, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Cable, Gina Carano as Angel Dust and many others that worked to bring this film to life.

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Deadpool 2 Movie Poster from the Deadpool movie franchise

Fans are sure to love this new installment in the Deadpool franchise.  The film has an overall 84% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, 4/5 from Common Sense Media, and 8.3/10 on IMDB.  Critics have stated that the movie is as funny as the first Deadpool, but with superior story development.  A.O. Scott of The NYTimes stated:

The script for Deadpool 2 is loaded with winky, fourth-wall-piercing eruptions of meta, the kind of humor that can make even the slow-witted and literal-minded feel devilishly clever.”  

Christopher Orr of The Atlantic also sang praises with his words:

At least as fugnny as the original Deadpool, and better in virtually every other respect: better plot, better villains, a few unexpected narrative swerves.”

Have you seen Deadpool 2 yet?  Tell us what you think in the comments!