Box Office: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Sets Franchise Best With $262 Mil Global Bow

Fox's starry superhero sequel delivers $90.7 million in three days domestically

Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” stormed the worldwide box office, grossing a boffo $261.8 million, of which an estimated $90.7 million comes from the domestic market in three days. Pic’s global haul marks the biggest opening weekend for the superhero franchise.

REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

While Fox plans to release four-day Stateside estimates for “X-Men” on Monday, it’s safe to project the film will earn in the ballpark of $110 million over the long Memorial Day weekend.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a starry merger of fan-favorite mutants from the franchise’s two separate iterations, bowed at No. 1 in all 119 overseas countries this weekend, collecting $171.1 million internationally.

The film’s boffo worldwide start was foretold for weeks leading up to this weekend. And while it marks a series best, the domestic opening — of which premium large formats, led by Cinemark, contributed $8.2 million (or 9%) on 352 screens — was unable to lift the overall B.O. to the same heights achieved last year, when “Fast and Furious 6” and “The Hangover Part III” competed head-on for the holiday crown.

This year, “X-Men” saw very little help from its fellow opener, Warner Bros.’ Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore reunion, “Blended,” which tanked grossing just $14.2 million Friday-Sunday.

Still, “Blended” scored a better-than-average ‘A-‘ CinemaScore, which could help it leg out with families; Disney’s “Maleficent” will provide stiff competition in that sector next weekend, however.

Warner’s B.O. champ from last weekend, “Godzilla,” provided considerable support to overall totals, with $31.4 million, despite a sizeable three-day drop, down 66%. That pic has amassed nearly $150 million Stateside in just two weeks, crossing the $300 million threshold worldwide.

Filling out the top ranks, Universal’s “Neighbors” estimated $13.9 million through Sunday, with a projected $17.3 million in four days, bringing its domestic cume to $117 million.

And expanding to nearly 500 Stateside engagements, Open Road’s “Chef” delivered a tastey $2.3 million in three days, with the distrib estimating the pic will gross just shy of $3 million in four. Entering its third frame, the Jon Favreau-directed food-themed comedy has cumed more than $4 million domestically through Monday.

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  2. Roger Tyson says:

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    Hint: Oscar is on vacation…

  3. Mike says:

    I keep hearing 90.7 mil but that doesn’t count Sunday. That was posted early Sunday and we have seen film 3 times even took family Sunday and theaters were packed. I think the domestic earnings is well beyond estimates.

  4. dinesh says:

    Nice

  5. Investor says:

    These returns are actually pretty disappointing. Once you factor in production budget, marketing budget, the theater share, international tariffs and taxes and the Marvel licensing fee, there’s not a lot of profit left for Fox to take in. In addition Fox makes absolutely nothing when it comes to secondary licensing, those rights are completely controlled by Marvel. Contrast that with Disney who, since they own Marvel, pay no licensing rights and have complete control of secondary licensing to add to their bottom line

  6. Anjali Gupta says:

    I agree this article X men all time my fav.

  7. Rahul Yadav says:

    let see how long he increase his popularity and money……..

  8. SLIM says:

    I think thats true but now Mr. Singers Reputation shouldnt be Tarnished at all .

  9. therealeverton says:

    No people just don’t consider a “scandal” a private lawsuit with absolutely nothing as yet proven. The effect of this nonsense is just further dismay at the way people’s lives can be ruined whether they are innocent or guilty.

  10. SLIM says:

    Wow this movie is getting lots of money and or attention.

  11. PETER says:

    Maybe Bryan Singer’s pedophile scandal helped the box office! Of course, James McAvoy and Fassbender also helps .

    • SLIM says:

      Anyone would be torn between Charles and Magneto with Mr. Fassbender its all in the dialouge ,the characters not evil but brutally honest.

    • big daddy D says:

      @JenJen..if he’s innocent, will you join the long line up of apologists? Yes, he’s gay..yes, he likes to hang out with twinks..not my personal choice of activities, but it doesn’t make him guilty….of anything.

    • CJJ says:

      More like he shouldn’t judge before anything is proven.

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