Long before Deadpool's February 12 release, fans knew that this would not be your conventional superhero movie. In a comic book landscape dominated by PG-13 fare, the R-rated adventure's success is nothing short of extraordinary. Over the weekend, as the superhero movie celebrated its "monthiversary," Deadpool surpassed another box office milestone, crossing $700 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
The superhero movie has taken in just over $328 million domestically, and over $380 million internationally for a worldwide box office tally of $708.1 million, from just a $58 million budget. The movie has already become the highest-grossing movie domestically in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise, and it will likely pass X-Men: Days of Future Past's franchise-best worldwide tally of $747.9 million in the near future. While this movie isn't a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's still outgrossed most of those movies so far, even with the restrictive R rating.
This weekend, Deadpool passed Marvel Studios' Iron Man and its domestic take of $318 million. If Deadpool was in the MCU, it would be the fifth-highest grossing adventure out of the 12 movies released thus far, trailing just behind Guardians of the Galaxy ($333.1 million), Iron Man 3 ($409 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million) and Marvel's The Avengers ($623.3 million). While it will most certainly pass Guardians of the Galaxy soon, we'll have to wait and see if the Merc With the Mouth can cross $400 million domestically and $1 billion worldwide.
Deadpool is currently the 41 highest grossing movie of all-time at the domestic box office. Not only has it surpassed Iron Man, but it also breezed past 2013's Man of Steel, which sets up next week's epic sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Man of Steel made $291 million during its theatrical run. Other notable movies that Deadpool has surpassed include the original Transformers ($319 million), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ($317 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million).
Deadpool is also the third-highest grossing R-rated movie ever, on the domestic charts, just behind 2014's American Sniper ($350.1 million) and The Passion of the Christ ($370.7 million). It's worth noting that Deadpool's worldwide take has already surpassed both of those movies, but it we'll have to wait and see if it can become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in domestic history. It's success has spawned talk of future X-Men movies becoming R-rated, including Wolverine 3 and X-Force.
20th Century Fox is already moving forward with Deadpool 2, with Ryan Reynolds returning to star as the title character. The creative team, including director Tim Miller, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and producer Simon Kinberg all expected to return. What do you think about Deadpool breaking another box office milestone?