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Box office for May 18-20: Deadpool 2 underperforms domestically, reins supreme worldwide

Director David Leitch‘s Deadpool 2 pulled in serious money at the worldwide box office, which is reassuring for 20th Century Fox and our Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool.

While a record was broken over the weekend, the numbers domestically aren’t as bright as many expected. Deadpool 2 raked in $125 million domestically, making it the second-largest opening for an R-rated film (Deadpool is first with $132.4 million in 2016).

Many predicted, as Box Office Mojo reported, this sequel to become the biggest R-rated opening of all-time after grossing $18.6 million from Thursday previews and making $53.3 million on opening day. But hey! This isn’t doom-and-gloom for the film, as it made $301,336,221 worldwide.

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Photo: 20th Century Fox/IMDB

In second place is Avengers: Infinity War with $28,672,000. Yeah, Marvel Studios’ baby is still making a ton of green, with a new worldwide total of $1,813,732,959. That puts the film slightly behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sits at number three with  $2,068,223,624. With Memorial Day on the horizon, Infinity War has a huge chance at soaring into the top 3 all-time at the worldwide box office.

Below is the list of other films’ domestic weekend totals, according to Box Office Mojo.

  1. Deadpool 2: $125,000,000
  2. Avengers: Infinity War: $28,672,000
  3. Book Club: $12,500,000
  4. Life of the Party: $7,725,000
  5. Breaking In: $6,470,000
  6. Show Dogs: $6,034,770
  7. Overboard: $4,725,000
  8. A Quiet Place: $4,040,000
  9. Rampage: $1,500,000
  10. RBG: $1,280,000

Notes: Pope Francis – A Man of His Word opened this weekend, also, but to only $480,000 domestically. 

 

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