DEADPOOL 2 Breaks Thursday Opening Record for R-Rated Films

Deadpool 2
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox's Deadpool 2 earned $18.6 million at the domestic box office Thursday evening - breaking the record for R-rated films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That surpasses the previous record-holder, 2017's It ($13.5m), which took over the record from - you guessed it - 2016's Deadpool with $12.6m. The original Deadpool went on to make $132.4m in its 2016 domestic opening weekend.

Deadpool 2's $18.6m was also the biggest Thursday preview of any Marvel Comics movie not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Deadpool 2 played in 3,785 North American theaters on Thursday, with plans to expand to 4,349 on Friday.

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