Box Office Preview: ‘Deadpool 2’ To Kick Up Potential $350M Opening Globally

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After Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War jumpstarted summer three weeks ago before it fell asleep this past weekend, along comes Fox/Marvel’s Deadpool 2 to get moviegoers’ adrenaline pumping again. Fox has been banging the drum on this movie going all the way back to March 2017 when Logan opened with a surprise teaser for the upcoming sequel  that clocked 25.8M on YouTube, and analysts tell Deadline that the Ryan Reynolds movie is poised to make $305M-$350M worldwide this weekend in a predominant day-and-date splash.a9ea1e54-ac90-4654-8850-9a78916f4853

Divided out that’s $130M-$150M stateside (Fox is betting on the lower end of the range, with the industry forecasting higher) and $175M-$200M offshore. Originally Deadpool 2 owned the lucrative most Memorial Day June weekend frame that Wonder Woman launched in a year ago, but after Avengers: Infinity War moved to April, Fox decided to make its moolah sooner by switching its Marvel title to this weekend.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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