Deadpool is now top X-Men movie at global box office

deadpoolRyan Reynolds first tried his hand at the superhero thing in DC’s Green Lantern in 2011, and we know how that turned out.

The second time’s a charm, however, because Deadpool has broken yet another record — officially overtaking X-Men: The Last Stand, the highest-grossing film in the X-Men franchise, in total worldwide box office earnings.

As of April 3, the $58 million antihero comedy has taken home $355 million domestically, and $399 million internationally, bringing its global haul to $754 million, beating out 2006’s The Last Stand‘s $459 million total.

This is certainly redemption for Ryan, star and producer of the R-rated film, who, along with Tim Miller, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick, had been trying to get the film backed by studios for over a decade.

It’s a win for 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment, too, considering Fantastic Four‘s disappointing $168 million haul last year, and all but ensuring a sequel for the flick about a disfigured and wisecracking superhero.

It remains to be seen how long Deadpool will hold onto the title, though, with the upcoming release of another X-Men blockbuster — X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27.

~Shelby Morton

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  1. CDubya • April 5, 2016 @ 3:47 PM

    Article is incorrect. Ryan Reynolds actually was in Blade Trinity as Hannible King who was a comic book character. Then he was Deadpool in Wolverine Origins where they stupidly sewed his mouth shut. THEN he was Green Lantern. And didn’t X-men Days of future Past surpass this total as the highest grossing x-men flick?

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