If you haven’t heard, Deadpool slayed at the box office this weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film is estimated to make $150 million domestically by the close of the four-day weekend and has already made more that $250 million worldwide.

The big question now is why it hit so big. The fact that the raunchy superhero comedy was going up against the critically panned Zoolander 2 and How to Be Single, which received a lukewarm critical response at best, is certainly a factor, but there are many more. 

In the video above Louis Virtel, Roth Cornet, and Chris Eggertsen discuss all of the elements that led to Deadpool’s triumph.

Take a look and chat with us here or on Twitter.

You can also see our previous discussion with Eric Eisenberg on why Deadpool would inevitably break the R-rated superhero box office curse. 

Roth: @RothCornet

Louis: @LouisVirtel

Chris: @HitfixChris

Eric: @EEisenberg

Why Deadpool Will Break the R-Rated Comic Book Movie Curse