Weekend estimates had Deadpool tracking originally at $55-65 million for the weekend and around $75 million for the 4-day weekend. However, the Ryan Reynolds vehicle has shattered expectations with around $135 million for the weekend and $150 million for the 4-day.
Deadpool is currently sitting at an 84% Rotten Tomatoes score, and has broken many box office records including R-rated opening weekend (held by The Matrix Reloaded at $91.7 million in 2004), February opening weekend (held by Fifty Shades of Grey at $85.1 million in 2015), among others.
The other two new releases this last weekend didn’t make as much of an impact as Deadpool. The Dakota Johnson–Rebel Wilson vehicle How to Be Single was third in the box office with $18.75 million, and Zoolander 2 debuted at fourth with $15.65 million.