‘Deadpool’ Has $500 Million in Crosshairs at Worldwide Box Office

The Ryan Reynolds superhero saga adds a sizzling $85 million from overseas this weekend

How well “Deadpool” is playing overseas is nearly as stunning as its record-breaking run in North America. The superhero saga starring Ryan Reynolds is bearing down on $500 million at the global box office for Twentieth Century Fox in just two weeks.

“Deadpool” brought in another $85 million from 74 markets abroad  this weekend, lifting the international total to a robust $256.3 million and the global total to $497 million.

“Deadpool” opened at No. 1 in 17 markets this weekend, including South Korea ($12 million, the biggest 18+ rated opening of all time), Spain ($4.1 million, two times the debut of “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Italy ($3.3 million, again ahead of “Guardians”).

Just as impressively, it held the top spot in 35 markets, declining less than 45 percent from the massive Valentine’s holiday opening weekend. Other top market results include the UK ($8 million down only 44%), France ($5.7 million, off 34 percent, Australia ($5.4 million, off 48 percent and Germany ($5.3 million, off just 23 percent.

The next major foreign opening will be Japan on June 3.