Deadpool 2 wasn’t able to dethrone the all-time R-rated opening weekend champ, but it was able to finally boot Avengers: Infinity War from the top spot on the weekend’s top 10 list. Deadpool 2 finished below the original 2016 Deadpool, posting a three-day domestic opening weekend of $125 million, just a smidge under the first Deadpool which rang up $132 million during its first weekend in theatrical release.
The comic book-inspired superhero sequel did manage to snag the record for the largest opening day for an R-rated movie. Friday’s box office take was a record-setting $53.3 million, and it appeared for a while that those numbers would help Deadpool 2 overtake Deadpool for the all-time largest domestic opening for an R-rated film. However, Saturday’s box office fell off enough to keep the original Deadpool at the top of the R-rated openings chart.
This coming weekend Deadpool 2 starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin will be taking on the Han Solo origin film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The new Star Wars movie will open in more than 4,200 theaters on May 25, 2018.
Box Office Top 10: May 18-20, 2018
- Deadpool 2 – $125,000,000
- Avengers: Infinity War – $28,672,000
- Book Club – $12,500,000
- Life of the Party – $7,725,000
- Breaking In – $6,470,000
- Show Dogs – $6,034,770
- Overboard – $4,725,000
- A Quiet Place – $4,040,000
- Rampage – $1,500,000
- RBG – $1,280,000
The Deadpool 2 Plot: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.