“Deadpool” Set to Break Revenue Expectations

Ryan Reynolds isn’t technically Deadpool, but, let’s face it, he’s basically Deadpool. And the Merc with a Mouth’s eponymous movie is expected to bring in enough revenue to shatter all kinds of records before the first weekend is through.

Opening night box office projections are conservatively predicting about $60+ million dollars — which isn’t half bad considering that the movie’s entire budget is only $58 million.

The people have definitely responded well to the movie and its marketing campaign, and now there’s word that a sequel is already in the works:

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote Deadpool, are writing the script for a follow-up, which has already been greenlighted, insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The fact that a sequel is in the works should not be a surprise at this point. Deadpool is tracking to open to at least $65 million over the upcoming four-day holiday weekend, with some estimates pointing north of $70 million.

Deadpool opens this Friday, February 12, 2016. You should definitely not take your kids.

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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