Deadpool, the fourth-wall-defiling superhero mercenary, recently took to social media to congratulate Wonder Woman for surpassing the gross of his first movie at the domestic box office.
This weekend, Wonder Woman (which has made $368.5M and counting) has surpassed Deadpool ($363.1M) at the domestic box office, which allowed the Amazon Warrior to overtake the Merc with the Mouth for the #10 spot in the top ten highest-grossing superhero movies in the United States. Wonder Woman is also likely to surpass Deadpool at the global box office before its run ends, as the film has yet to open in Japan and is still performing well both domestically and abroad in spite of fierce competition from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) July 11, 2017
True to form, Deadpool’s elegant response to Wonder Woman can also be read as a pun about body odor. (Fitting, considering that there was a minor controversy over a shot of Wonder Woman’s armpits after she flipped a tank in the movie.) But aside from this good-spirited jab, it’s great to see that there’s a sense of friendliness between competing companies working on superhero movies.
Deadpool is available on home video. Its cast includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson (Deadpool/God’s Perfect Idiot), Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle (A Hot Chick), Ed Skrein as Francis Freeman (Ajax/A British Villain), T. J. Miller as Weasel (The Comic Relief), Brianna Hildebrand as Ellie Phimster (Negasonic Teenage Warhead/A Moody Teen), and Stefan Kapičić as Piotr Rasputin (Colossus/A CGI Character).
Wonder Woman is still playing in theaters. Its cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison), and Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff.