Ditch awards season buzz and forget breaking box office records—this year, even the greatest Hollywood films are fighting to outperform the ultimate king—Dune: Part 2. Despite Pixar’s Inside Out 2 being the second-highest animation debut ever, it still didn’t surpass Dune 2. 

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Deadpool & Wolverine | Marvel Entertainment

Here’s the wildcard: Reynold and Jackman’s Deadpool & Wolverine is creating a pre-release frenzy like no other films. Can these iconic characters revive the box office and break the chain of disappointments? It’s time to find out!

Is Deadpool & Wolverine the box office savior we need?

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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine | Marvel Entertainment

The 2024’s box office has become a war zone for “almosts.” Even with a $60 million opening day (second only to The Incredibles 2 for animation), big-budget movies like Inside Out 2 ($62 million), Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire ($37 million), the latest Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes ($22.2 million), and The Fall Guy ($8.7 million) haven’t been able to surpass Dune: Part 2’s mighty $82.5 million opening day. This begs the question: will any upcoming film be able to topple the king of the movie office? Well well, Deadpool & Wolverine now enter.

The much-awaited R-rated team-up movie (set to debut with $145 million+ in its opening weekend) is unmatched, thanks to Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds‘ hilarious comedic gold. Industry insiders project a startling $200–239 million domestic gross, which has never been achieved for an R-rated movie, much less a superhero picture.

But why does this matter so much? The movie theaters have been longing for a breakthrough success—a movie that defies predictions. Although Bad Boys: Ride or Die had a surprising $56 million opening weekend, it hasn’t quite materialized into a cultural phenomenon.

However, Deadpool & Wolverine might be that phenomenon. It would surpass the first Deadpool’s R-rated opening record ($132.4 million), becoming the biggest opening of the summer and surpassing even Inside Out 2.

For the MCU, this is a historic occasion. Deadpool‘s official entry into the Marvel universe is the first R-rated film Disney has produced, in contrast to his earlier stand-alone films. With Reynolds and Jackman’s combined star power, along with the possibility for an exciting and humorous storyline, Deadpool & Wolverine may be the box office phenomenon that everyone has been waiting for!

Will Dune: Part 2 fall from grace? Time will tell. One thing’s certain, though: Deadpool & Wolverine is going to set new records at the box office. 

Fans’ Frenzy on Social Media about the MCU Movie Release

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Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool & Wolverine | Marvel Entertainment

Fans are oh-so-thrilled about the MCU movie’s release and have left a range of comments under Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds’ posts. 

With all the buzz, the Deadpool & Wolverine bucket is anything but predictable. Will it be a must-have for die-hard fans, or a popcorn-purchasing faux pas? Only time (and maybe some strategically placed marketing) will tell! Stay tuned for more updates!

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