Ryan Reynolds's new movie "Deadpool" is off to a strong start at the international box office, reports The Wrap, breaking opening records on the first day of its release abroad.
The film is based on Marvel comic book superhero Deadpool, played by Reynolds, who recovers from surgery to find he has woken up with some bad side effects, and also superhero powers.
On just its first day of release outside of North America it has already taken in US$14 million, and is looking to continue to dominate over the Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day weekend, with experts saying it could take in $70 million in North America over the long weekend.
"Deadpool" opened in numerous international territories, including the UK, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and Hong Kong on February 10 and 11, with US domestic previews starting February 11. Its general release commenced on February 12.