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Deadpool has been high up in the North American box office, and as of March 14th it has made over $300 billion. Deadpool was released in America on February 12th, just in time for Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend. During that weekend, Deadpool brought in $152.2 million, which beat Fifty Shades of Gray, which came out over last years President’s Day weekend and made $93 million.

Deadpool is wildly creative and new, and that’s what audiences want,” said Fox domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson.

Deadpool is based off of the Marvel comics by the same name, and is the eighth chapter of the X-Men film series.

The film was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and directed by first time director Tim Miller.

This movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former member of the special forces, who now works as a mercenary in New York where he meets love interest, Vanessa, played by Morena Baccarin. When tragedy strikes, Wilson is looking for a cure, and is offered to be part of a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers.

Heartbroken and looking for revenge, Wilson develops his alter ego, Deadpool, hunts down the man who ruined his life, armed with his abilities and dark sense of humor.

“Ryan Reynold’s smart-talking antihero makes a profanely amusing addition to the X-Men universe,” said Mark Kermode from The Guardian.

Reynolds is up for many awards from his performance as Deadpool, including the MTV movie awards for best male performance, best comedic performance, and best action performance. “Still, Deadpool is party time for action junkies and Reynolds may just have found the role that makes his career,” Peter Travers of the Rolling Stone said.

Deadpool is nominated by the MTV movie awards for best movie of 2016, best kiss, best villain, and best fight.

Deadpool, much like its source material, is an irreverent, bloody, and righteous twist on the superhero genre – a must-see comic book movie experience,” said Ben Kendrick from Screen Ran.

20th Century Fox Films produced the movie and kept the budget at $58 million, which is relatively low, considering The Avengers: Age of Ultron had a budget of $250 million in 2015 and Iron Man 3 had a budget of $200 million in 2013.

“I think a lot of credit goes to [Fox CEO] Jim Gianopulos for having the courage to make this movie,” said Aronson.

Deadpool has broken multiple box office records in America including for the highest grossing opening for an r-rated movie. Deadpool is also the first movie to break the records since The Matrix Reloaded that were set in 2003, and is the biggest debut for a first time director.

According to movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, 93% of audience liked the movie and is considered by Manohla Dargis of the New York TImes “a feverishly eager-to-please comic-book movie about a super-villain who suits up like a superhero.”

The one hour and 48 minute film will leave you wanting more with lots of witty remarks, sarcasm, action, and an underlying love story.

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