Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn posted an adorable congratulatory message to the Deadpool 2 cast and crew this morning, celebrating their big opening. Opening weekend, not… you get the idea.
The image shows a potted Baby Groot holding a paintbrush, having apparently painted himself Deadpool's signature red and black hues.
"Enormous congrats to @VancityReynolds, @DavidMLeitch, @RhettReese, @missmorenab & company on Deadpool 2 opening to what looks like over $130 million this weekend. Keep the fun stuff coming," James Gunn said.
Enormous congrats to @VancityReynolds, @DavidMLeitch, @RhettReese, @missmorenab & company on Deadpool 2 opening to what looks like over $130 million this weekend. Keep the fun stuff coming! pic.twitter.com/gRk3MGFmkA
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 19, 2018
As of this morning, BoxOffice Mojo has the current domestic box office take for Deadpool 2 at $53,300,000 with the total likely to rise as true reports come in.
The sequel did actually break the previous R-rated opening record, bringing in $18.6 million on Thursday night alone, bumping previous record holder It.
Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds posted a thanks this morning as well, mentioning the fans and crew, pets, families, communicable diseases, and more.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 19, 2018
James Gunn is reportedly working on completing the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 right now, having posted to Instagram that he's in the process. Hopefully seeing Deadpool 2 will help his process, but if the previous 2 GotG films are anything to go by, Gunn doesn't need the help.
Deadpool 2 is currently in theaters now.