28 Mar 2018 5:00 PM +00:00 UTC

Deadpool Box Office Analysts Say Film Is Tracking Below Original Superhero Movie

There might be a lot of excitement surrounding Deadpool 2, but it looks like analysts are predicting that the Deadpool sequel's going earn a bit less than the R-Rated 20th Century Fox superhero movie.

According to Box Office Pro, Deadpool 2's long-range tracking suggests that the film might rake in $100 million during its first three days in cinemas stateside, a little less than the record-breaking $132 million debut that Deadpool earned during its release.

Analysts also predict that Deadpool 2 could finish its domestic run with a sad $242 million, a far cry from the $363 earnings that the first film managed to gather back 2016.

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While this might seem alarming to some, analysts' predictions for the Deadpool sequel could change over time. Good reviews could bring in more viewers, adding to the film's domestic earnings.

Besides, the film's got what the publication calls "strong social media sentiment" and excitement for the film could draw even bigger numbers to cinemas during Deadpool 2's release.

Here's the synopsis for Deadpool 2:

"After surviving anear fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover."

Deadpool 2 premieres May 18.

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