Ryan Reynold’s latest movie, Deadpool 2, came in at Number 1 in North America this weekend and earned around $125 million in ticket receipts according to a report from BoxOfficeMojo.com. Number two was the wildly successful movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” which was followed by “Book Club,” “Life Of The Party,” and “Breaking In.”
The latest “Avengers” film has cleaned up at the box office since its release, beating out many records, only following short of the Disney-created Star Wars movies, “The Force Awakens,” and “The Last Jedi.”
Coincidentally, the highest grossing films on the list are all made by Disney, a fact many industry insiders have made reference to, including “The Simpsons,” where the iconic cartoon predicted that Disney would buy out Fox Studios with their massive corporate dollar.
The rest of the top-grossing films included “Show Dogs,” “Overboard,” “A Quiet Place,” “Rampage,” and “RBG.” Reportedly, the movies listed above made: $6 million, $4.7 million, $4 million, $1.5 million, and $1.3 million, respectively.
As for “Deadpool 2,” Ryan Reynold’s take on the legendary comic book character has been praised by comic book fans and moviegoers alike, with most praising Ryan’s style of humor and personality brought to the character.
Additionally, critics and industry analysts noted that the marketing campaign for the superhero movie has been phenomenal, with Ryan even appearing on the Stephen Colbert Show dressed up as the film’s protagonist.
Some of the other commercials advertising the latest installment of the franchise included a collaboration with David Beckham.
As it was previously reported, Deadpool shows up to David Beckham’s door holding balloons with intentions of apologizing to the star for making fun of his voice in the last film.
Additionally, before releasing the movie, Reynolds admitted he had to have a chat with Hugh Jackman because he made several jokes at his expense. The “Deadpool’ movies have heavily used celebrity and Hollywood jokes.