“Deadpool 2” was poised to have a big opening. It has more than exceeded expectations to the tune of an estimated $125 million USD opening weekend. On the first day it brought in $53.3 million USD. Thursday night showings brought in $18.6 million USD which broke the previous record for a Rated R film formerly held by It, which took in $13.5 million USD back in September of last year.
These numbers were enough to take down “Avengers : Infinity War” to take the top spot. “Infinity War held the top spot for the past three weeks. “Deadpool 2″ also captured the second highest domestic opening behind its original that came out in 2016. It is worth noting that though “Deadpool 2” and “Avengers: Infinity War” are both Marvel films, they are from two different studios. “Deadpool 2″ stars Ryan Reynolds.