DEADPOOL AND WOLVERINE Breaks All-Time Day 1 Ticket Sales Record For An R-Rated Movie

DEADPOOL AND WOLVERINE Breaks All-Time Day 1 Ticket Sales Record For An R-Rated Movie DEADPOOL AND WOLVERINE Breaks All-Time Day 1 Ticket Sales Record For An R-Rated Movie

Tickets for Marvel Studios' Deadpool and Wolverine went on sale this past Monday, and AMC has announced that the movie broke the all-time ticket sale record for an R-rated release...

By MarkCassidy - May 22, 2024 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine

The first trailer for Deadpool and Wolverine smashed global records back in February by scoring 365 million views in 24 hours, and the Merc With a Mouth's MCU debut has now broken another pre-release record.

Tickets went on sale earlier this week with a new teaser (check it out below), and the CEO of AMC Theaters, Adam Aron, has now announced that the superhero team-up movie sold more tickets on day one than any other R-rated movie in the company's history.

This is just one theater chain, of course, but AMC is the biggest in the world, with the largest share of the U.S. theater market ahead of Regal and Cinemark.

The prospect of seeing Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson joining forces with Hugh Jackman's Logan is clearly a huge draw, and while it obviously remains to be seen how the movie ultimately performs at the box office, this is a very good sign.

Marvel Studios really needs a box office win after a run of disappointing movies, including the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and The Marvels - which actually emerged as the lowest-grossing film in the history of the MCU.

“Marvel Studios presents their most significant mistake to date - Deadpool & Wolverine," reads the new synopsis. "A listless Wade Wilson toils away in civilian life. His days as the morally flexible mercenary, Deadpool, behind him. When his homeworld faces an existential threat, Wade must reluctantly suit-up again with an even more reluctantlier... reluctanter? Reluctantest? He must convince a reluctant Wolverine to - F*ck. Synopses are so f*cking stupid.”

In addition to Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the title roles, Deadpool and Wolverine will see Morena Baccarin (Vanessa), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), Rob Delaney (Peter), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) And Shioli Kutsuna (Yukio) return as their respective characters, and they'll be joined by franchise newcomers Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), who will play a TV agent and Charles Xavier's evil counterpart, Cassandra Nova.

Shawn Levy directs Deadpool and Wolverine from a script by Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Zeb Wells.

The movie is set to open in U.S. & Canadian theaters on July 26, and will be available in IMAX, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, 4DX, Cinemark XD and premium screens everywhere.

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SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 5/22/2024, 12:41 PM
$1 Billion train departing the station.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/22/2024, 12:49 PM
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:55 PM
@bobevanz - what did he work on again? I remember liking it whatever that was. Star trek snw?
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 1:04 PM
@SonOfAGif - if it does get that, the budget had blown up because of the cameos that it will be a minor profit. And that is a big IF
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 5/22/2024, 12:42 PM
I still remember how MCU-fanboys were already making excuses for this movie cause they knew Disney wouldn't make an R-Rated movie and there was no need to make an R-Rated Deadpool movie, you could "capture the spirit" in PG-13, how the comics are not that "mature", their whole definition of R-Rated and something being "mature" f*cking sucked, absolute damage control.

Adapt or die, let shit grow and evolve, that's literally the whole thing about mutants.

"Ryan Reynolds said this week he was “surprised” Disney allowed the R-rating on their upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine. The film, out July 26, will be Marvel’s first R movie.

“I hope this doesn’t sound condescending, I’m really proud of them for doing this,” Reynolds said during an interview with Fandango. “It’s a huge step for them, it adds a whole color to this kaleidoscopic wheel that is that company and the different people that they have been entertaining for forever.”

Reynolds also said the rating wasn’t about “exploiting” the ability to “just do R-rated stuff,” but because “there’s no other way to do it for this character in this world.”


And now we're here, a Disney and R-Rated MCU movie under Feige and the tickets sales are FIRE. :)
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/22/2024, 1:19 PM
@Doomsday8888 - you are absolutely correct sir.
LOGAN and JOKER proved u can have an R-Rated comicbook movie and it still nail it and be successful.
Apophis71
Apophis71 - 5/22/2024, 1:35 PM
@Doomsday8888 - Well I for one from the start said that just cos Marvel studios are owned by Disney didn't mean it couldn't be made for a mature audiance and be R rated cos Disney owned studios have been making R rated movies for most of it's history and nobody should make assumptions either way.

I did however say that is COULD theoretically be made without an R rating and could potentially work without that (time would tell if they could pull it off or not if so) but that a UK style 15 would likely be optimal (which lacking that in America would probably mean an R over there) but never that it should be or a given if would do better at the BO if not an R. I also said it should still aim primarily for the same audience it had with the first two films thus should be allowed the freedom to end up R rated even if they ended doing a PG edit for D+ down the line.

The more annoying thing than folk banging on about how it didn't need to be R rated however were those that in large part caused that by constantly saying no way Disney would make an R rated MCU movie even after it was confirmed, repeatedly, it would be.
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 5/22/2024, 1:48 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I’m sure it’s an extreme long shot but I’m hoping that if this does as well as it seems that they’ll let Blade go Rated-R too
JonC
JonC - 5/22/2024, 4:23 PM
@Doomsday8888 - making a profit at an $80 million dollar budget R rated movie is not hard... making a profit on a $150+ million dollar budget R rated movie is another thing all together... time will tell.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:42 PM
These "milestones" are beginning to get annoying.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:49 PM
@vectorsigma -

- of course it will have the most ticket sales in 1 day in 2024. But has broken any pre pandemic numbers?

- of course it will break ticket sales for an R film, it is a superhero big budget movie. But will it outgross Joker given that it has a small budget?

The google search engine is full of these "milestones" for this film to promote the movie.

Everything is so inorganic for this film ever since the first teaser image was posted.

Ill watch it ofc, but i dont like these marketing ploys
YouFlopped
YouFlopped - 5/22/2024, 12:49 PM
@vectorsigma - you can smell the spin narrative 😂😂😂

as long as it excites the fan boys!
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:52 PM
@YouFlopped - "marvel learning from mistakes" 😅

Personally, these marketing strategies are insulting imo. But the sad part is that it works on mindless fan boys 😅
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/22/2024, 3:02 PM
@vectorsigma - "Of course it will break ticket sales for an R film, it is a superhero big budget movie. But will it outgross Joker...?"

Your logic's a little flawed here. If it's sold more tickets than Joker on day one why wouldn't ot sell more tickets over all?

What will you say when it makes $2 billion, "Of course it made $2 billion, it's a big superhero film with two characters everyone loves played by fan favorites Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman and has a bunch of cameos and is a lot of fun! Of course it's gonna make $2 bilion, that doesn't mean anything!"

It broke the record. That means as much any movie breaking the record. That means as much as when Joker broke it.
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 5/22/2024, 3:04 PM
@vectorsigma - Sounds like the problem is somewhere in you.
cheeseburger
cheeseburger - 5/22/2024, 3:07 PM
@vectorsigma - your parents say the same thing on your birthday :)
Tonic24k
Tonic24k - 5/22/2024, 3:36 PM
@vectorsigma - No more complaining. No one likes a complainer.
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 8:29 PM
@ObserverIO - thanks for pointing out the mistake.

What i mean was in terms of profit given Joker has a smalk budget
EgoEgor
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 12:55 AM
@vectorsigma - I'm tired of fans being box office whores to money they'll never see a dime of. Yeah, I get it's sequel potential, but people treat it more like a dick measuring contests and use it almost as a metric of success rather than quality being that metric. And these "milestones" are much the same.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 5/23/2024, 1:44 AM
@ObserverIO - it'll be at joker
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/23/2024, 3:14 AM
@ObserverIO - i forgot about the 2B part.

The 2B milestone is a legitimate one and not just some stretched and twisted logic for a success metric which we commonly see get reported recently.

And if it is indeed good, everyone will be in agreement on why it did so.

Im just tired of these forced "milestones".

@grouch has provided a fun example which i wont be surprised if Josh or any Marvel shill imitates

"best selling ticket sale on a wednesday before 3pm on a cloudy day within 5 minutes by 5 people over the age of 75 within 10 miles of each other in 2024. RECORD BREAKING STATS!°°°"
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/23/2024, 3:22 AM
@EgoEgor - yeah it is quite tiring.

And like you i understand the cheers for BO success because we are getting more of it.

What's more tiring for me are these marketing strategies of twisting things to paint a picture of success when compared to the overall landscape, it is just decent at best
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/22/2024, 12:44 PM
That’s great , the hype has certainly been there no doubt!!.

It’s not just Marvel that needs this but theaters in general right now given the B.O’s underperformance in recent weeks aswell so having a big movie like this will certainly help both.

Anyway , looking forward to it since it just seems like a hell of a fun time!!.

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YouFlopped
YouFlopped - 5/22/2024, 12:51 PM
Talk about a film being scared and overcompensating 😂

“The most tickets sold for a film featuring Wolverine after the year 2018” ass headline lol 😂
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:54 PM
@YouFlopped - ill wait for that "wolverine after 2018" milestone. Not far from being true given how desperate these marketing ploys are 😂
grouch
grouch - 5/22/2024, 12:56 PM
@YouFlopped - this information has assassins creed shadow vibes. they had like 3 pre order sales in japan and people took that as massive gigantic selling stats with headlines like "MOST JAPAN PRE ORDERS EVER".. lmao 3 PRE ORDERS!!
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 1:00 PM
@grouch - oh dont give Marvel an idea 😂
grouch
grouch - 5/22/2024, 1:02 PM
@vectorsigma - best selling ticket sale on a wednesday before 3pm on a cloudy day within 5 minutes by 5 people over the age of 75 within 10 miles of each other in 2024. RECORD BREAKING STATS!°°°
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 1:07 PM
@grouch - one for the books. $1B here we come!!! 🙃
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/22/2024, 1:20 PM
@YouFlopped - kinda an asinine statement
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/22/2024, 3:06 PM
@YouFlopped - Trolls are really butthurt by this, lol.

The record was actually more tickets sold on day one than any other R-rated movie in the history.
Let me repeat that:

More tickets sold on day one than any other R-rated movie in history!
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 5/22/2024, 12:53 PM
Im excited. I hope it lived up to at least the quality of 1-2
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/22/2024, 1:21 PM
@HulkisHoly - what does 1-2 mean?

and I am beyond excited as well...
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 5/22/2024, 3:29 PM
@lazlodaytona -

Dp1 and dp2
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/23/2024, 5:53 AM
@HulkisHoly - oh. I get it.

Man I'm dumb
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 5/23/2024, 11:33 AM
@lazlodaytona -

Haha it’s all good
vectorsigma
vectorsigma - 5/22/2024, 12:59 PM
Remember, Shawn Levy is a hit and miss guy. Manage expectations.

Look at IF (Reynolds' latest movie). That film had Krasinski on it and a lot of good talent, Reynolds including. But was a poor movie critically and BO wise.
TheMetaMan
TheMetaMan - 5/22/2024, 1:37 PM
@vectorsigma - Regardless of levy being a hit and miss guy. DP3 will easily gross a billion dollars. That I can assure you, in fact I guarantee it. Just watch this space.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/22/2024, 3:08 PM
@vectorsigma - Aren't you the one who was telling them not to include too many cameos because it would impede the movies artistic quality?

It's a Deadpool movie, not a War and Peace adaptation. Laughs, fun, excitement and fan service. Nobody's expecting Citizen Kane.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 5/23/2024, 1:44 AM
@vectorsigma - watch this be his best film
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