'Deadpool' Is Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movie Ever Worldwide (But Not Yet In the U.S.)


Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin in ‘Deadpool’ (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)

By E. Alex Jung, Vulture

Now who’s a good Deadpool? Since debuting in February with the best opening ever for an R-rated film, Deadpool is now the highest-grossing R-rated film worldwide, beating The Matrix Reloaded this past weekend to bring its total gross to $745.7 million. (The Matrix Reloaded finished at $742.1 million.)

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Now, this is a worldwide total, not a domestic one. Stateside, Deadpool has a cumulative gross of $349.4 million, putting it well within striking distance of second-place holder American Sniper at $350.1 million and The Passion of the Christ, which still holds the record at $370.8. Easy, like curling up on a bearskin rug.

Morena Baccarin’s take on ‘Deadpool’ humor, on screen and in the comic: