Faces & names: ‘X-Men’ climbs to $302 million worldwide
X-Men: Days of Future Past” will gross $111 million by the end of the four-day holiday weekend, according to studio estimates distributed early Monday. Factoring in overseas grosses, Bryan Singer’s film should top $300 million worldwide in its first few days.
That is the biggest opening of any movie in the “X-Men” franchise.
“Godzilla” grossed $38 million and had another strong weekend on IMAX screens, which stuck with the primordial monster rather than jumping to the mutants of “X-Men.”
“Blended” finished third with
$17 million for the weekend, a pedestrian opening for the Adam
Sandler-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy. It barely held off “Neighbors,” which has topped $100 million in just three weeks.
“Million Dollar Arm,” the baseball drama starring Jon Hamm, dipped below $10 million over the holiday, a disappointing result for Disney.