'Deadpool' May Slay Box Office Records with Unlikely Superhero
It’s a superhero story you’ve never seen before.
At the front and center of 20th Century Fox’s newest flick “Deadpool” is a foul-mouthed crime-fighter – both “hyper-violent” and “hyper-funny,” as lead actor Ryan Reynolds puts it.
At a relatively controversial R-rating, “Deadpool” strikes a stark contrast to most comic-book contemporaries.
Yet, reports show that the action comedy raked in an impressive $47.5 million on its opening day Friday, charging hopes that it could set a record for the biggest Presidents Day weekend debut.
“That total puts the film on track for a three-day opening of $120 million and a four-day haul north of $130 million,” reported The Los Angeles Times.
According to Cinemascore statistics cited by the paper, “opening-night audiences gave the movie an A grade.”
For Reynolds, “Deadpool” has been a passion project for as long as 11 years.
“For a movie like this to find its way to the big screen is kind of a miracle,” he told Fox News Magazine.
“I've just been in love with it for so long, and I believed in it for so long. I had a specific idea of how to do this and was so glad the studio let us make this.”
Learn more about the hit film in Michael Tammero's exclusive sit-down with Reynolds, above.