Last year, Deadpool became the second highest-grossing R-rated film ever in the U.S. (after The Passion of the Christ), with a domestic haul of $363 million. Alas, even that astounding superhero triumph was no match for Wonder Woman, which passed the Merc with a Mouth on the all-time charts last weekend, as it earned an additional $9.8 million to bring its overall domestic tally to $368 million. And while this turn of events no doubt stung the red-clad assassin, he took the news in stride, sending out a congratulatory tweet to the Amazonian Princess.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 11, 2017
On the official Deadpool movie account, Ryan Reynolds’s Marvel wiseass delivered a heart-shaped message to Wonder Woman on the occasion of its box-office success (seen above), replete with the message:
“The Merc may be filthier, but her B.O. is stronger. Congrats
Given the heated competition between superhero franchises these days — especially when we’re talking about rivals Marvel and DC Comics — Reynolds’s tip of the cap is an extremely nice gesture. And since the Marvel anti-hero is no doubt working overtime to make sure he leapfrogs Gal Gadot’s heroine (financially speaking) with next year’s Deadpool 2 (which is likely to be one of 2018’s most gargantuan hits), it’s also a sly admission that he’s keeping his eye on the box-office rankings.
Even after a month in theatrical release, Wonder Woman continues to go strong at the local multiplex. Deadpool 2, meanwhile, arrives on June 1, 2018.
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