Magazine article Screen International

'Deadpool' Scores Record $135M US February Debut

Magazine article Screen International

'Deadpool' Scores Record $135M US February Debut

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The $135.1m was by far the biggest February debut in history (previous mark was $85.2m set by Fifty Shades Of Grey in 2015) and combined with $125m from 61 international markets for a $260.1m global launch.

Deadpool is on course to generate $19m from 374 Imax screensover the four-day weekend in North America and $24m worldwide for the weekend, rising to $28m over four days.

The $16.8m three-day portion of the North American debut beat all February and R-rated records and ranks as the second-best 2D opening behind the July release of The Dark Knight Rises on $19m.

Warner Bros opened How To Be Single at number three on $18.8m while Zoolander 2 arrived in fourth place on $15.7m via Paramount.

DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3 slipped to number two in its second session via Fox on a marginal drop - many in the top 10 achieved the feat - and added $19.7m for $93.9m.

Outside the top 10 Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next opened via IMG Films on $1m from 308 theatres.

Overall box office for the top 12 reached $226. …

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