- “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds handed over the R-rated box office crown to “Joker.”
- “R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to…” Reynolds tweeted on Friday morning.
- Accompanying the tweet was a Photoshopped “Joker” poster that said “you motherf—–” on it.
- “Joker” currently stands at $US747 million globally, while “Deadpool” earned $US783 million, though experts expect it to pass that record in the coming weekend.
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“Joker” is expected to break the box-office record for highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time this week, which means the film is dethroning Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool.”
“R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to…” Reynolds tweeted on Friday morning.
The actor’s tweet included a Photoshopped poster of “Joker” which read “you motherf—–” on it instead of the title character’s name.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to… pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
The poster also lists the names of actors and nicknames for characters in other high-grossing R-rated movies. Here’s that list of names, and the movies they reference.
- Deadpool (Reynolds’ own comic-book film)
- Neo (“The Matrix”)
- Pennywise (“It”)
- Jesus (“The Passion of the Christ”)
- Hugh Jackman (the actor played Wolverine one last time in “Logan”)
- The Wolfpack (“The Hangover”)
- Mr. Grey (“50 Shades of Grey”)
- Ted (“Ted”)
Reynolds’ post was poking fun at a tradition that goes back decades, when directors and filmmakers would send congratulatory notes to one another when the record was broken for highest-grossing movies of all time.
This year James Cameron handed the crown over to Disney/Marvel when “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed “Avatar.”
“Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, is in theatres now.
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