‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Hits Franchise Record With $500 Million

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Box

In only its second weekend, 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has already marked a franchise best, crossing the half billion milestone.

The Bryan Singer-directed superhero pic has pulled in a total of $500.2 million to beat the previous record-holder in the franchise, 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand,” which grossed $459.4. “Days of Future Past” reeled in $128.2 million globally this weekend to take the crown, garnering $32.6 million domestically and $95.6 million internationally.

It still has to catch up with three films — “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “X2: X-Men United” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” — to take the top spot stateside, where it has currently grossed $162.1 million. However, there’s little doubt that it will take that record as well, as analysts were already predicting the film’s franchise dominance.

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Singer produced “Days of Future Past” alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker and screenwriter Simon Kinberg. It cost around $200 million to produce.

The film stars franchise veterans including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Peter Dinklage and Halle Berry.

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  1. Fred says:

    600 million appears to be a certainty and 700 million a possibility, DOFP will end up easily as the biggest global grossing X-Men related film so far. However Alex I would slow down on the bold domestic prediction of yours and say not so fast buddy. DOFP suffered a huge second weekend drop and is now looking like it might finish in the 220-230 million range domestic which would fall short of “The Last Stand’s” 234 million domestic total. Let’s see how DOFP plays out from here on, if it stabilizes and shows some good legs from here on it will surpass ‘Last Stand’ as the highest grossing X-Men film domestic, but if it continues to take big drops it’s a wrap and it will certainly take in less than “The Last Stand”. Regardless, one thing I’m now certain of is ‘Cap 2’ will be the highest grossing CBM domestically this year.

    • Fred says:

      Lol well i was wrong about that because GOTG ended up topping all the CBM’s this year, I didn’t think it was going to be as big of a hit as it turned out to be.

  2. ray says:

    nice accomplishment. I really enjoyed this movie.

  3. Investor says:

    1. When adjusted for inflation, this is still not close to the franchise record. Quit using the fuzzy math.

    2. This is still at least 100 millions dollars short of a net profit

    • Erm76 says:

      Actually that’s not correct, the third film is about a million dollars ahead when adjusted for inflation. This movie will obviously blow past that if it hasn’t already.

  4. Just reading says:

    They need to go off of number of tickets and not money. It doesn’t count when they keep jacking up prices.

  5. Droppo says:

    And yet the movie could have been even better than it was. I liked it and will probably see it a second time this week, but there was even greater potential in this story.

  6. Fred says:

    I could see ‘Age Of Apocalypse’ earning 850-900 million possibly, 1 billion might be a little out of reach, that’s not an easy number to reach.

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