As predicted, our favorite group of mutants clawed their way to the top and dominated the Box Office this weekend.
X-Men: Days of Future Past debuts in the top spot this holiday weekend, bringing in an estimated $91.4 million, $111 million if you add in Monday’s estimates. These are definitely strong numbers; however, they fell just short of the franchise record. X-Men: The Last Stand brought in $102.75 million on the same weekend eight years ago.
The good news for the more recent film is that it stands a very good chance of overcoming the film’s domestic (and foreign) box office totals. Assuming the film doesn’t follow the trend of 2011’s X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past has every chance in the world to overtake the latter film’s $234.36 lifetime domestic gross.
This is not even taking into consideration the $191 million Days of Future Past earned in the foreign box office. When you add in these numbers, the film has already brought in an estimated $302 million worldwide.
Coming in second this week is last week’s champion, the mighty Godzilla. The giant monster brought in an estimated $31.1 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s two-week domestic gross to $148.5 million. Now, when you add in the $166.6 million that the film has brought in through the foreign box office, the film now has a worldwide gross of $323.4 million.
Domestically, the latest version of Godzilla, which was directed by Gareth Edwards, has already eclipsed the lifetime gross of the 1998 version of the film in the two short weeks the film has been in release.
In the third place this weekend is the latest comedic effort from Adam Sandler entitled Blended. The film brought in an estimated $14.23 million over the weekend.
This is rather disappointing considering that the film Jack and Jill, which finished with a lifetime gross of a mere $74.2 million, opened up to nearly $11 million more than Blended. This does not bode well for the film, which reunited Sandler with his 50 First Dates co-star Drew Barrymore.
Sliding down two positions from last weekend, the film Neighbors has earned the fourth spot at this weekend’s box office. The film brought in an estimated $13.9 million bringing the film’s three-week domestic gross to $113.6 million. The film hasn’t been a real big draw in the foreign box office; however, they have managed to bring in $67.4 million, which brings Neighbors’ worldwide gross to $184.3 million.
Finishing off the Top 5 this weekend is The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The latest installation in the Spidey saga brought in an estimated $7.8 million over the weekend, bringing the film’s four week domestic total to $184.9 million.
This film has earned a substantial amount of their money in the foreign market. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has earned $489 million in the foreign box office, giving the film a worldwide gross of $676.1 million. Does this mean that stateside moviegoers have given up on the web-slinging superhero?
There is more competition coming X-Men and Godzilla’s way next weekend. Walt Disney’s latest live-action epic Maleficent is set to come sauntering onto the scene alongside the latest comedic effort from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Will either of these films have what it takes to unseat X-Men and the mighty Godzilla next weekend? I guess we’ll just have to watch and find out.
Here is a look at the Top 10 at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
|1||X-Men: Days of Future Past||$91.4 million||$91.4 million||1|
|2||Godzilla||$31.1 million||$148.5 million||2|
|3||Blended||$14.2 million||$14.2 million||1|
|4||Neighbors||$13.9 million||$113.6 million||3|
|5||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||$7.8 million||$184.9 million||4|
|6||Million Dollar Arm||$6.97 million||$20.5 million||2|
|7||The Other Woman||$3.64 million||$77.6 million||5|
|8||Rio 2||$2.45 million||$121.55 million||7|
|9||Chef||$2.27 million||$3.55 million||3|
|10||Heaven is For Real||$2.05 million||$85.9 million||6|