X-Men: Apocalypse Leads the Box Office in a Soft Weekend
X-Men: Apocalypse led the weekend earning $65 million. That was about the studio’s projections and the film should wind up in the $77 to $80 million range for the four-day holiday weekend. While the film met expectations, it falls very short of its predecessor. X-Men: Days of Future Past earned $30 million more when it opened two years ago. The film so far has also earned $185.8 million in foreign markets for a total of $250.8 million. Its budget was an estimated $178 million.
The film’s future should be interesting as it received an A- Cinemascore, and Rotten Tomatoes has it as 48% among critics and 74% from fans.
Alice Through the Looking Glass opened in second place earning an estimated $28.1 million. That’s $17 to $25 million less than projections and tracking. The film received brutal reviews.
Last week’s champ The Angry Birds Movie dropped to third with an estimated $18.7 million to bring its domestic total to $66.4 million.
Captain America: Civil War dropped to fourth after last weekend’s second place. The film added $15.1 million to bring its domestic total to $372.6 million. The film’s foreign earnings are $730.7 million to bring its total so far to $1.1 billion. It is now the top grossing film both domestically and internationally this year so far.
Warcraft opened in twenty foreign territories and finished in first in 19 of them. The film earned an estimated $31.6 million. The film opens in US theaters June 10.