Deadpool has been reigning supreme as the highest grossing movie in North America for 2016 since its massive opening in February but now the Merc with a Mouth is stepping down, passing over his crown to Steve Rogers and company.
According to Box Office Mojo, Captain America: Civil War has dethroned Deadpool as the highest grossing film of the year in North America by raking in $372.6 million in total gross earnings from more than 4,200 theaters.
Rounding up the domestic box office's top 10 are: The Jungle Book with $338.5 million, Zootopia with $335.9 million, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $328.8 million, Kung Fu Panda 3 with $142.8 million, Ride Along 2 with $90.9 million, 10 Cloverfield Lane with $72 million and The Angry Birds Movie with $66.4 million.
While Deadpool may have relinquished the top spot with total gross earnings of $362.8 million from more than 3,800 cinemas, it is still in second place and does still hold the distinction of being the highest-grossing film in the X-Men franchise in the world and the highest-grossing R-rated movie in the land.
In terms of the international box office, Captain America: Civil War has crossed the $1-billion mark while Deadpool has logged $736 million. There is still a chance for the Merc with a Mouth to shorten the gap as he's still waiting on his movie to open in Japan on June 1.
Deadpool 2 has been greenlit and will see the whole team from the first movie come back. Ryan Reynolds, of course, is on board, alongside Director Tim Miller and screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. It has also been confirmed that Cable will be making an appearance, prompting a number of actors, including Ron Perlman, to throw in their hats in the ring for a shot at playing the character.
Actually, Perlman said it should be Cable who should want to play him. Anyone in need of convincing that Perlman is right for the job should just go take a look at the actor's Facebook page, where Photoshopped images of him as Cable abound.
There's no word on when Deadpool 2 will be coming out.