Deadpool Has Become Highest-Grossing R-Rated Film Ever

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It’s official – ‘Deadpool’ is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time…

It’s no secret that Ryan Reynolds has ushered ‘Deadpool’ towards a phenomenal box office success… and the film has been lauded by critics and fans alike. But now it looks as though the irreverent superhero movie has clinched a rather cool title.

It’s the highest-grossing R-rated flick ever made.

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According to movie metrics site Box Office Mojo, the recent ‘Deadpool’ movie has racked up a colossal £522 million at the global box office… and that puts it firmly ahead of all other R-rated movies that have ever been made.

Impressively, this means it overtook the former champion, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’.

And that movie held the R-rated box office title for over a decade.

Of course, the huge ‘Deadpool’ box office figures are even more surprising when you consider that the film was banned in China – one of cinemas larger global markets. But it still managed to amass a colossal sum despite this obvious setback.

But could this mean a new wave of more adult-themed comic book movies?

It’s certainly possible… and we’ve already seen reports that the recently-released ‘Batman V Superman’ will be getting an extended, R-rated Blu-ray release.

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‘Batman V Superman’ director Zack Snyder denies rumours that ‘Deadpool’ gave rise to this R-rated cut – stating that they didn’t just go out and film a bunch of new material.

But I can’t help thinking that the success of ‘Deadpool’ may have been just what they needed for this previously-cut footage to see the light of day.

Either way, it looks as though comic book movies may be getting a little more adult… and I can’t help thinking we owe it all to the Merc with a Mouth.

‘Deadpool’ appeared in cinemas on 10 February 2016.

Do you think ‘Deadpool’ will spawn even more R-rated comic book movies? Could this be what we really need? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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Ryan Leston is the Editor-In-Chief of Total Geeks. He's a big sci-fi nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.