The highly anticipated Deadpool Marvel film finally hit theaters last week and it has payed off big time! The R-rated superhero movie grossed $12.7 million Thursday night, giving it the biggest preview number ever for an R-rated film and the biggest of all time for the month of February, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The title was previously held by The Hangover Part II for highest grossing R-rated Thursday opening ($10.4 million), launching over Memorial Day weekend in 2011, followed by Fifty Shades of Grey ($8.6 million) last year.
Deadpool even bested previous Marvel records held by Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($10.2 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.2 million).
It is only going to go up from there as it caps off Valentine’s Day weekend.