One month ago today, fans flocked to theaters to catch Thursday night screenings of Deadpool, before it opened nationwide on February 12. While many box office prognosticators predicted it would be a modest hit, the 20th Century Fox superhero adventure broke records left and right, with an opening weekend of $135 million, the best debut ever for an R-rated movie, and the biggest opening in 20th Century Fox history. Earlier today, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds commemorated the "monthiversary" by debuting a new trailer on his Twitter page, which is chocked full of your favorite Merc moments.
Obviously, this trailer doesn't feature any new footage, but it does include a riff off a previous joke about Ryan Reynolds. Back in August, a new teaser was released one day before the full red band trailer debuted, which described Ryan Reynolds as a "five-time Academy Award viewer." This new trailer introduces the actor as "now, six-time Academy Award viewer Ryan Reynolds," coming just a few weeks after the Oscar ceremony. The narrator also describes this movie as one that is "guaranteed to make your whole family pregnant."
As of now, Deadpool has taken in $317.2 million domestically and $363.1 million internationally for a worldwide tally of $680.4 million. These numbers are even more impressive when you take into account that the movie only cost $58 million to produce, and that it made this much with a restrictive R rating. The movie's success has opened up new possibilities for R-rated superhero fare, with rumors circulating that Wolverine 3 and X-Force may now be R-rated.
Deadpool spent its first three weeks in a row at the top of the box office, before it was dethroned last weekend by Zootopia, which opened with $73.7 million. While that is certainly a strong opening weekend by any measure, it's even more astonishing that Deadpool managed to nearly double that mark with an R rating. Deadpool will most likely cross $700 million worldwide before it ends its theatrical run, but we'll have to wait and see.
Last week, an Amazon India listing revealed that Deadpool will be released on Blu-ray and DVD May 20, but that date has yet to be confirmed by 20th Century Fox. While we wait to see what Deadpool's final box office tally may be, check out the "monthiversary" trailer below, and let us know if you plan on seeing the Merc With the Mouth in theaters one last time. Will you celebrate Deadpool's "monthiversary" by heading to your local theater to watch the Merc in action one more time?