Hollywood release Deadpool has surpassed all expectations as the film is rocking big time in international markets.
Deadpool 1st day worldwide box office collection is expected to be $41.5 million. It also includes $12.7 million from Thursday previews. It is the biggest opening ever for any film released in February. It has beaten the record set by Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fox made the movie per its licensing deal with Marvel Enterprises for the X-Men universe of characters. The net budget is $58 million, a modest number for a major studio superhero title.
Deadpool is also a huge win for Ryan Reynolds; easily his best opening of all-time. The leading man had the deck stacked against him with another superhero movie in 2011, Warner Bros’ Green Lantern, which despite its $53M opening was considered a bomb given its $200M production cost.
The film has received terrific response from the audience. It is expected to cross $100 million mark in the opening weekend itself.