Deadpool is pulling in more money than anyone could have imagined over the Presidents' Day holiday weekend. Early estimates called for a $65 million to $70 million opening, and Deadpool has shockingly doubled those estimates.
Deadpool broke records for a R-Rated film and February opening day with a $47.5 million debut on Friday. With Saturday numbers now in and projections for Sunday and Monday, Deadpool is estimated to bring in $135 million over the 3-day weekend and a $150 million plus over the 4-day holiday weekend.
With these opening weekend numbers, Deadpool takes the record for both biggest R-Rated movie opening ever and biggest President’s Day weekend opening ever. Deadpool also had the second best debut ever for the first movie in a new superhero franchise, trailing only The Avengers $207.4 million debut.
Deadpool is currently playing in movie theaters everywhere.