Deadpool Movie Becomes The Highest-Grossing X-Men Movie Ever At Domestic Box Office

by Russ Burlingame

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Deadpool has already become the highest-grossing X-Men film of all time in North America.

The film took the top spot at the U.S. box office again this weekend, generating $55 million (about a 60% week to week drop) to bring its ten-day total to $235 million.

That puts it past X-Men: The Last Stand, which made $234 million and change domestically. X-Men: Days of Future Past made $233 million domestically, but went on to out-earn The Last Stand at the international box office. With a solid showing at the international box office, Deadpool should beat out The Last Stand's $459 million global haul in the next few days. It will have much longer to go to reach Days of Future Past's $747 million.

UPDATE: With the weekend numbers now in for the worldwide box office, Deadpool has generated $491 million, passing X-Men: The Last Stand's worldwide box office haul to become the second-highest-grossing X-Men movie worldwide.

Last weekend, Deadpool generated more than $130 million in its first three days, and over $150 million for the long weekend including the Monday holiday. That allowed it to shatter a number of records, including best opening weekend ever in February and best opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie.

For context, even a $55 million weekend would have been enough to pay for the movie's production budget and make it one of the ten biggest February openings of all time.

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.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.