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February 14th, 2016

Deadpool: A Breakdown of Its Box-Office Records

The movie is the rare Marvel-branded superhero offering to be rated R.
Proving that wit and originality can pay off, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool shattered numerous records in its global debut as the daring, R-rated superhero movie transformed into a must-see curiosity.

In North America, Deadpool earned $135 million for the three-day Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend on its way to a massive four-day holiday gross of $150 million or more. Overseas, it launched to a rousing $125 million.

The Fox movie, an X-Men spinoff, launches a new superhero franchise and redeems the studio after last summer’s Fantastic Four debacle. And it more than redeems Reynolds after his previous superhero movie, Green Lantern, fell flat. Deadpool is easily the actor’s top opening of all time.

Reynolds spent more than a decade convincing Fox to make Deadpool his way, meaning with a “hard” R rating. The decision to say ‘”yes” paid off, with Deadpool securing the No. 7 opening of all time for a comic book adaptation behind the two The Avengers movies, Iron Man 3, the final two Dark Knight films and Spider-Man 3, not accounting for inflation.

A complete breakdown of all records is at The Hollywood Reporter.

August 31st, 2015

Ed Skrein Says Deadpool Movie Has Plenty Of Material For A Blooper Reel

While promoting his new action film Transporter: Refueled, which arrives in theaters September 4th, Ed Skrein praised his Deadpool co-stars Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) and T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) for their ability to ad-lib.

A good example of this was in the trailer, when Skrein’s Ajax/Francis, who is wearing a lab coat, warns Wade, “The one thing that never survives this place is a sense of humor.” Wade sarcastically responds, “We’ll see about that, Posh Spice.” Skrein says that Reynolds came up with many punch lines to that exchange, but “Posh Spice” is the one that stuck.

“The only sad thing about the scene was that Ryan did about seven different versions of that, and being called ‘Posh Spice’ is the only one I’ve seen so far,” Skrein told USA Today. “I hope that some of the other ones come out. Maybe (the filmmakers) will release a blooper reel with all the other alternatives. Ryan is such a funny guy and had so many comedic moments. That was just one of them.”

Skrein added, “When you have people like Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller in the movie, you can guarantee that they are going to be riffing. Especially T.J. He was like an uncontrollable substance. He made everyone on the set laugh so much, he had everyone in tears.”

Sources: Comicbook.com and USA Today

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