“X-Men: Days of Future Past” comfortably beats “Godzilla” in its opening weekend at the box office. The superhero pic directed by Brian Singer tops the domestic box office on Memorial Day weekend with an estimated $90.7 million. Financial indicators suggest that the Marvel movie is on track to earn $110 million in the four-day holiday weekend ending today. The group of heroes also impressed overseas, raking in an impressive $171.1 million. “Days of Future Past” officially claims the title as the top international opening for 20th Century Fox of all time, beating “Avatar” on the way. The flick’s global haul sits at an impressive $281.1 million, marking the biggest opening for any “X-Men” film to date.
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Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla slides down to second place this week, adding an additional $31,4 million. Feel free to check out the first epic trailer for the city destroyer HERE, and second trailer HERE. “Godzilla” is also one of our hotly tipped movies to watch this Summer, and the monster movie also joins a bunch of awesome flicks as one of our most anticipated movies of 2014.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s “Blended” takes a serious nose dive with $14.2 million in third place on its opening weekend. The romcom about two families on holiday in Africa was made on a reported budget of $45 million. Sandler has yet another “Unhappy Madison” production heading for a possible financial loss. The top 5 is rounded up with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen’s comedy “Neighbors” which slips down two positions to number four with approximately $13.9 million, and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” follows at number five with $7.8 million. “The Other Woman”, “Rio 2” and “Heaven is for Real” is still holding on to the top positions.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- X-Men: Days of Future Past – $90,700,000
- Godzilla (2014) – $31,425,000
- Blended – $14,245,000
- Neighbors – $13,946,000
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $7,800,000
- Million Dollar Arm – $7,093,000
- The Other Woman (2014) – $3,675,000
- Rio 2 – $2,500,000
- Chef – $2,260,000
- Heaven is for Real – $1,950,000