‘Deadpool 2’ is Now 20th Century Fox’s Highest-Grossing X-Men Movie

Even though 20th Century Fox is about to be swallowed up by the Walt Disney Company, they must be pretty pleased with their latest Deadpool 2 box office milestone.

Deadline says that the sequel’s theatrical release in China just helped to push it over the $785 million mark globally, making it the new gold standard for the X-Men film franchise.

The sequel owes its success to the holiday-themed remake. From THR: “Prior to December, Deadpool 2‘s global box office tally clocked in at around $738 million. This got a boost from Once Upon a Deadpool, a Christmas-themed version of the sequel that used The Princess Bride (complete with Fred Savage) as a framing device. It also helped that the film, directed by David Leitch, received a release in China, which did not screen the R-rated version when it arrived last year.”

Deadpool 2 first opened in theaters in May 2018 with a story focused on Deadpool/Wade Wilson putting together a crew of heroes after the death of his girlfriend, played by Morena Baccarin.

Here’s how all of the franchise entries stack up against each other at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo:

Deadpool 2: $785,986,651

Deadpool: $783,112,979

X-Men: Days of Future Past: $747,862,775

Logan: $619,021,436

X-Men: Apocalypse: $543,934,787

X-Men: The Last Stand: $459,359,555

The Wolverine: $414,828,246

X2: X-Men United: $407,711,549

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: $373,062,864

X-Men: First Class: $353,624,124

X-Men: $296,339,527

(Excerpts) Read More at: SlashFilm.com and BGR.com

‘Deadpool 2’ is Now 20th Century Fox’s Highest-Grossing X-Men Movie

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