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Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 forecast to open to Rs 1000 crore at box office

Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 is set to outpace the original film by more than $20 million, according to initial box office tracking.

hollywood Updated: Apr 27, 2018 13:23 IST
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Hindustan Times
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This image released by 20th Century Fox shows a scene from Deadpool 2, premiering on May 18. (AP)

Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming superhero sequel, Deadpool 2, is tracking to open with huge numbers at the box office. Initial reports suggest that the film is poised to make $150 million (Rs 1000 crore) in its opening weekend in the US, ahead of the first film’s $132 million haul.

The original Deadpool was the surprise hit of the summer, exceeding expectations at the box office to eventually break the record for the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. The movie finished its theatrical run with $783 million worldwide.

A sequel was greenlit almost immediately. According to the Hollywood Reported, Deadpool 2 tracking was reported shortly after the 20th Century Fox showcase at the Las Vegas CinemaCon. According to AFP, “There were no cast members at CinemaCon but Fox kicked off with a chorus line of dancers, followed by Reynolds appearing in a video message to apologize for his absence. Fox distribution chief Chris Aronson was seen waking with a hangover in the video, dressed in a suit and wearing an outfit from The Greatest Showman.”

Deadpool 2 is directed by David Leitch and also stars Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. The film will feature the cinematic debut of X-Force, a sister squad to the more popular X-Men.

The film is scheduled to open on May 18.

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First Published: Apr 27, 2018 13:22 IST