Pansexual superhero Deadpool smashes global box office
Film opens at number one in every market worldwide – except Poland…
Deadpool – the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds as a foul-mouthed, pansexual anti-hero – smashed February box office records over the weekend with a worldwide gross of an estimated $265 million.
The film opened at number one in every one of the 61 countries it played in – except for Poland…
In the US and Canada, Deadpool grossed an estimated $150 million alone over the holiday weekend.
It’s the biggest February opening for any film in North America, the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film and the biggest opening in the history of 20th Century Fox studio.
Deadpool is shaping up to be the most sexually diverse character ever to hit the big screen.
Fans went wild after director Tim Miller recently confirmed that the upcoming superhero flick would feature a “hyper-sexualised” version of Deadpool.
“Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool,” he said.
However, some fans may be disappointed to know that the character does not have sex with – or even kiss – another male in the film, although he does do plenty of flirting.
But the superhero is set to have a male love interest in the sequel, claims the film’s star Ryan Reynolds.
Meanwhile, the weekend’s second big opener – Zoolander 2 – was branded a flop by both critics and audiences, with many claiming the film was “lazy”, “offensive” and “outdated”.
A petition was launched last year after a clip was released showing the Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as All, a new supermodel whose gender is unclear, referencing the trend of androgynous models in high fashion.
The character was described as “cartoonish” “offensive” and “harmful” by critics, and the petition was signed by over 25,000 people.