Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.
Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million over the weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie. It also ended Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” run on top of the North American box office. Read on for more…
CelebNMovies247.com has also learned that “Deadpool 2,” with Ryan Reynolds return as the title character and co-writing this time, fell somewhat short of the $130 million the studio had predicted.
Two years ago, Deadpool made $132.4 million, so the studio was look for it to be close, being $7m less is apparently not what they expected.
Analysts and the studio said the difference could be attributed to the movie’s being the first film opening on a holiday weekend. However, they feel that Deadpool 2’s short-comings can be made up on Memorial Day weekend when it goes up against Disney/LucasFilm release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is being predicted as the first of three.
Chris Aronson, distribution chief for 20th Century Fox said:
I think with a holiday on our second weekend, we’ll catch ‘Deadpool’ if not exceed it.
We will say this, the movie has more blood, guts and body parts flying, but its done is a funny way that you don’t notice all the limbs flying around the screen.
The film grossed $176.3 million internationally and opened better overseas than the first one did, especially finding audiences in Latin America.
The Avengers are hardly hurting. Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” brought in an estimated $29 million in North America, for a four-week take of $595 million domestically and $1.2 billion overseas. It’s the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
Meanwhile, the Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Candice Bergen movie Book Club is drawing sold out shows. It is funny like First Wives Club. CelebNMovies247.com loved it!
“Book Club” was third, with a $12.5 million weekend that exceeded expectations. Yes, older women talking about sex and rediscovering your never too old to have it is hilarious, relatable, well written and great for everyone. You’d be surprised at this film. Worth seeing!