'Deadpool' Box Office: $250M In 13 Days, Will Top 'Batman' Today

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I had intended to do daily Deadpool box office updates similar to what I did with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but frankly the weekday numbers drop too late, and there have been too many days where I was otherwise occupied during the 11am-1pm slot to keep up with this on a regular basis. That’s not anyone’s fault but mine, but if you’re asking why these are more sporadic updates, there you go. And since I might be busy tomorrow afternoon when the Ryan Reynolds film ends its second week of business and tops the $251 million domestic gross of Tim Burton’s Batman, I thought I would update today instead.

20th Century Fox’s Deadpool earned another $3.8 million on Wednesday, a drop of 52% from last Wednesday and 26% from yesterday. The film ended its 13th day of release with $250.3 million in domestic grosses. Spider-Man 3 ($250.4m) Toy Story 3 ($251m), and Shrek 3 ($260m) all crossed said milestone in 13 days as well, making Deadpool the 21st-fastest title to zoom to the $250m mark. As of today, it will hop over the $250.6m total of Men in Black and the $251.3m domestic total of Tim Burton’s Batman to become the 15th biggest comic book movie ever. But as of now it’s 17th.

In terms of pure superhero movies, comic book or otherwise, it now sits at 18th place. Again, I’m counting The Matrix Reloaded ($281 million) which might not be an issue after this weekend. It will zoom past the Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson blockbuster snatch the 17th place on the superhero list, with the obvious caveat that Batman would have made around $547m in 2016 dollars.

In terms of all Marvel comic book movies, Deadpool sits under the $259m total of Walt Disney’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 12th place. It should move past Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man ($262m) this weekend to join the top-10 for all Marvel movies. By the end of the weekend, it should be 14th on the superhero list and 13th in terms of all comic book adaptations.