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February 13, 2016 02:10 PM

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Turns out, people love a man in red – even if he’s a hideously scarred mercenary with a dark sense of humor.

Deadpool, the R-rated superhero film starring current PEOPLE cover star Ryan Reynolds, is on track to earn $130 million domestically during the four-day holiday weekend, according to Variety – a figure that doubles the studio estimate.

That would notch Deadpool‘s opener ahead of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America 2 and a small slew of other hit superhero films, not to mention breaking several opening weekend records and putting it on track to become one of the biggest R-rated films in history.

Deadpool has already earned $47.5 million domestically since opening Thursday and could earn about $115 million in three days, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

All of this for a movie featuring profanity, violence, sex and a deluge of pop culture references – each uncommon in most comic book movies, but almost unheard-of together in one.

Or as PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle described it: Deadpool is “the funniest comic book movie ever made.”

“It’s a romance wrapped in revenge, action and comedy,” Reynolds, 39, told Cagle during an interview on SiriusXM EW Radio. “Deadpool is a mercenary. The movie takes this turn where he’s obviously kind of hyper-funny, hyper-violent, but very meta. That’s what makes Deadpool distinct.”

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