Marvel film “Deadpool” has been blowing up in theaters, despite its limiting R-rating. The film is doing so well that it is set to blow by the record for R-rated movies set by religious film “The Passion Of The Christ.”

“Passion” was released in 2004 and was directed by Mel Gibson. It was a massive hit as entire theaters were bought out by churches for their congregation. The extreme violence portrayed in the film earned it its R-rating, but the rating did not deter church-goers from paying to see the flick.

“Deadpool” is quickly becoming a world-wide cultural phenomenon according to Fox executives. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as a fictional anti-hero who frequently breaks the fourth wall and pokes fun at the superhero archetype. Like other superhero movies, “Deadpool” is based off of a comic first published in 1991.

It is fitting that this cheeky character would be the one to unseat “Passion” as the leader of R-rated films as the disrespectful, hyper-violent potty-mouth is just more fun.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com