Deadpool 2 is off to a strong, if not stellar start to its opening weekend.
The 20th Century Fox sequel broken Thursday night preview records with a haul of $18.6m. The film then went on to gross what is reported as a $53.5m opening day.
Without the Thursday previews that means the film had a $34.9m Friday. Estimates for the weekend have been revised to approximately $132m.
Back in 2016 the first Deadpool opened to $132.4m so it’s going to be a close call on whether the sequel is able to pass that figure.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Ryan Reynolds will be joined in Deadpool 2 by T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni and Stefan Kapičić who all reprise roles from the first film. Newcomers to the franchise include Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna. David Leitch takes over directing duties for the sequel.
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