Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, powered into IMAX® theatres with a record-setting $27.5 million four-day global debut. Deadpool now stands as the highest-ever opening in February for an IMAX film, surging past this month’s previous global record-holder, Robocop.
Deadpool also set both domestic and international IMAX records for February, grossing $18.6 million in four days on 374 IMAX domestic screens, with $8.9 million (same period) from 232 international sites.
“We tip our hat big time to our partners at Fox, director Tim Miller and the whole Deadpool team for crafting such a hugely innovative and entertaining movie-going experience and for executing one of the most successful and creative theatrical campaigns in recent memory,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We are excited to have been a part of this record-setting global opening, and we look forward to continued shared success with Fox on a worldwide scale in 2016.”