Deadpool Enters Top 50 Highest Grossing Domestic Movies Of All Time

by Russ Burlingame

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Deadpool entered the top 50 highest-grossing movies of all time at the North American box office on Saturday.

The film, which passed $300 million yesterday, currently sits at #48 all time, having passed Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Independence Day, among others.

With this weekend's totals, Deadpool has grossed over $311 million at the domestic box office.

The film has earned $100 million more than the lifetime theatrical gross of 300, the former highest-grossing R-rated comic book adaptation 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.