Deadpool Sets New Opening Weekend Record In Russia, Beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Deadpool has broken the record for highest grossing opening weekend at the Russian box office.

The 20th Century Fox film brought in 957.4 million rubles ($13.1 million) in its weekend debut.

Deadpool is surpassing a short-lived record set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. Episode VII of the Star Wars saga earned $12.3 million at the Russian box office in its opening weekend.

You can track Deadpool's box office progress at's top grossing films list.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller, with a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Leslie Uggams.

Deadpool is now playing in theaters worldwide.