Deadpool is the highest grossing R-Rated film of all time

The film just overtook The Matrix Reloaded

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:08
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While Batman v Superman may have dominated cinemas at the weekend, breaking box office records around the world, there was another surprise superhero success playing out in the background.

Ryan Reynolds’ latest Marvel flick Deadpool has become the highest grossing R-Rated film of all time, overtaking 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded. So far, the film has grossed $746 million in total, showing legs no industry expert - or even Fox Studios - believed it had.

Globally, the film may be atop the R-Rated pile, but in the US it still flags behind The Passion of Christ, having grossed $349.5 million in comparison to Christ’s $370.8 million.

With Deadpool having shown even adult rated superhero films can make an absolute killing at the box-office, many other films are set to follow suit.

First of all, Warner Bros and DC have announced an R-Rated, extended cut of Batman v Superman, which will likely feature the newly unveiled deleted scene.

Meanwhile, Fox will also be producing another flick in the same style, the upcoming third Wolverine solo film; it is expected to be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the superhero.

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