Deadpool 2

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'Deadpool 2' Outscores Original In Test Screenings

March 21, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool 2 is off to a good start. The film, which doesn't open until May 18, has been outscoring the original film during the early test screenings.

In four test screenings, the Ryan Reynolds action-comedy has scored 91, 94, 97, and 98.

Studios conduct these test screenings with multiple slightly different version of the film to try and hone the film in its final stages. Audiences are asked to rate the film, fill out questionnaires, and a time participate in discussions about the movie.

The original film didn't score this high in tests yet went on to gross $783 million worldwide.