The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The Fox film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed superhero, easily trounced last year's record-setting $85.2 million February debut of the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey." It also became the biggest R-rated opening ever, surpassing "The Matrix Reloaded," which opened to $91.8 million in May of 2003.

Analysts are predicting the film, which cost a mere $58 million to produce, could make $150 million by the end of the holiday weekend. As recently as Thursday, "Deadpool" was expected to pull in only $80 million across the three days, but the Marvel comic, often a bestseller, proved its popular appeal and then some — and it didn't have to compromise with a PG-13 rating, either.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday:

1. "Deadpool," $135 million.

2. "Kung Fu Panda 3," $19.7 million.

3. "How to Be Single," $18.8 million.

4. "Zoolander 2," $15.7 million.

5. "The Revenant, $6.9 million.

6. "Hail, Caesar!," $6.6 million.

7. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $6.2 million.

8. "The Choice," $5.3 million.

9. "Ride Along 2," $4.1 million.

10. "The Boy," $2.9 million.

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