X-Men: Days of Future Past Tops the Box Office

days of future past movie posterIt’s not a surprise, but X-Men: Days of Future Past topped the Memorial Day weekend box office with an estimated $90.7 million for the 3-day Friday-through-Sunday period. Over the four day weekend, the movies will finish around $110 million.

Internationally, the film debuted in 100 countries and will earn an estimated $171 million. It has yet to open in Japan or Spain though. That means when you combine the domestic and international totals, the film has so far earned $281.1 million which is the biggest opening in X-Men movie history.

Days of Future past has had good reviews, earning around 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A Cinemascore. Both are a good sign for long legs.

However, when you compare the movie to previous “X” films, especially adjusting for 3-D ticket prices and inflation, the film hasn’t done that amazing. X-Men: The Last Stand earned $102 million over the three day Memorial Day weekend and $124 million over four days in 2006. X-2: X-Men United’s earned $85 million in 2003, X-Men Origins: Wolverine’s earned $85 million opening in 2009.

In other comic movie news Amazing Spider-Man 2 ended up in fifth place this weekend in theater with about $7.8 million earned. Domestically it’s up to $185 million. Overseas the film has earned $489 million, so worldwide, that’s $673.9 million.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is no longer in the top ten after eight weeks in the theater. It has earned an estimated $1.7 million for the first three days of the Memorial Day weekend.