Actor Ryan Reynolds’s superhero film Deadpool, which released in India last month, has officially raked in more than $745 million worldwide, passing the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded ($742.1 million) to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in box office history.

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Directed by Tim Miller, the film tells the story of Wade Wilson (Reynolds), who hunts the man who gave him an accelerated healing factor but also a scarred physical appearance.

In North America, Deadpool has a total of $349.4 million, and it is expected to surpass American Sniper ($350.1 million) to take second place on the domestic list of highest-grossing R-rated movies, reports ew.com.

'Deadpool' named world's highest-grossing R-rated movie ever
Deadpool becomes the world’s highest grossing R-rated movie ever

Not only the film earned the biggest R-rated opening of all time, becoming the first R-rated movie to pass $100 million in its opening weekend, but Deadpool had the biggest February opening in box office history.

An R-rating, implying restricted viewership, according to Motion Picture Association of America film rating system, is accorded to movies which can be watched by those under 17 only when accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian.

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