It’s been a fairly astonishing run at the box office for R-rated comic book adaptation Deadpool, and the hits just keep on coming.
After the close of yesterday’s box office, Deadpool surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past to become the highest-grossing X-Men film of all time at the global box office.
The film made $3.5 million this weekend for a total of $749 million all time globally. It needed to pass $747.8 million to top the franchise.
It was already — by a wide margin — the highest-grossing X-Men film at the domestic box office, surpassing X-Men: The Last Stand (and in so doing, thrilling nearly every X-fan on the planet who can’t help but wonder how their least favorite movie made so much money).
With the film heading to DVD and Blu-ray in early May, it’s likely it will start to become available via streaming services later this month. It’s possible the movie could continue to be a force at the box office (albeit an admittedly small one) right up to that point.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 18, 2016 while “Gambit” and the third “Wolverine” movie will be released next year.