Originally Posted by def28
Here they mention a budget of $50 million and say it's def lower budget. The hard R rating is also mentioned.
...and from the interview I posted near the top of the page back.
So I assume that is the budget it's been given.
Low budget or not. Film-making is still a business and its very important for businessmen/investors to get their money back when they use their money to make these movies. Since they also have the movie rights to X-Men, they are gonna focus first on their more marketable property. X-Men films are more bankable than a Deadpool movie. They aren't doing these films just to please the fans, they are releasing these films to earn money.