Deadpool 2 could be writing new records on the showbiz charts with the move expected to open at an impressive 133.4 million dollars in the US, industry analysts have said.
The original Deadpool opened with a whopping 132.4 million dollars despite it being an R-rated film. The latest in the franchise sees Ryan Reynolds as the lead anti-hero. The movie will likely give Avengers: Infinity War a tough fight for its name in the record books, industry experts believe.
Deadpool 2 sees the foul-mouthed anti-hero and mutant teaming up with several other mutants to take on Cable, Josh Brolin’s second villainous role in less than a month. Cable is a cybernetic soldier who has come from the future to kill a mutant child for some reason. Deadpool takes it upon himself and his mutant team called X-Force to stop Cable.
Deadpool 2, also starring Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, received positive reviews. It holds an 84% rating at Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus being,
“Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds’ undeniable charm.”
Infinity War may be running for a little less than a month, but it is still some achievement to overtake it. However, Deadpool 2 has a serious challenge ahead in the form of Solo: A Star Wars Story next week. Star Wars films always have huge audiences and Solo is unlikely to be an exception.