Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool 2 has hit the screens across the world, today, on May 18. The film, which is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, has also released in India. And after the prequel’s success in the country, we are sure Deadpool 2 will have a fantastic run at the box office too. Released in a restricted screenspace and being an ‘A’ rated movie, Deadpool 2 might not get a huge opening but it will have a decent start and will grow courtesy the word-of-mouth publicity that it shall receive. Critics across the world have been raving about the movie, some going on to say that it is not only better than the sequel, but even more entertaining than Avengers: Infinity War. With so much positivity around the film, we are sure it will have a good run at the box office. But can it beat these 5 feats that its prequel, Deadpool managed at the box office?
# Opening Day Collection: After generating a huge buzz, Deadpool opened very well when it released in 2016. And even after managing just a limited screen space and an A rating, the movie managed to rake in a fantastic collection of Rs 4.10 crore on the opening day. Deadpool 2 has reportedly managed a bigger screen space, it has a better buzz and also the franchise value will give it a boost. With that, we are sure Deadpool 2 will collect Rs 7 crore on day one and beat the prequel’s feat.
# Opening weekend collection: Deadpool witnessed a decent growth and was steady throughout the first weekend as it collected Rs 14.25 crore at the box office. It beat Katrina Kaif-Aditya Roy Kapur’s Fitoor, too, at the ticket windows. With no competition, we are sure Deadpool 2 will spread its wings and beat this feat by earning Rs 20-25 crore over the opening weekend. (ALSO READ – Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 takes a phenomenal start at the Indian box office; registers 60 per cent occupancy)
# First Monday collection: Deadpool managed to pass the Monday litmus test as it saw a drop lesser than 50 per cent vis-a-vis Sunday. The film had raked in Rs 2.87 crore on day four/first Monday. And we are sure Deadpool 2 will not only earn more than Rs 3 crore on day 4, but it will also pass the Monday litmus test.
# First Week collection: Deadpool had a steady first week, raking in Rs 22.52 crore at the ticket window. Deadpool 2 will have earned this amount by the opening weekend itself, so achieving this feat won’t be difficult at all. In fact, Deadpool 2 will rake in anywhere between Rs 30-40 crore in the first week.
# Lifetime collection: With a projected lifetime collection in between Rs 50-75 crore, Deadpool 2 will have no difficulty in beating the lifetime collection of Deadpool (Rs 29.02 crore). In fact, the sequel will reportedly achieve this feat in the first week itself. Cool, no? (ALSO READ – [Spoiler] Deadpool 2 post – credit scenes: Expect some major cameos and hilarious digs)
So there you have it, Deadpool 2 is surely going to outperform its prequel in every aspect at the box office. But can it compete with the other Hollywood releases in India? Well that’s something to wait and watch. In the meantime, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about Deadpool 2 right here.