X-Men: Days of Future Past Expected To Get $125 Million Opening Weekend
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.06.2014
It's coming on Memorial Day weekend...
Variety reports that X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to make $125 million on Memorial Day weekend. It will debut worldwide (including in China) on May 23. This would put it close to 2006's X-Men: the Last Stand, which brought in $123 million domestically during the four day Memorial Day weekend. It set the record for the weekend, which was since broken by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Experts predict that the film could earn around $250 million domestically. The Last Stand made $234 million and X-Men: First Class brought in $146 million. While it's still bringing in sold numbers, it has fallen off domestically and worldwide since The Last Stand. Internationally, First Class brought in almost 60% of its total revenue. Days of Future Past will debut in Japan on May 30 and Spain on June 6.
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, combining the First Class and original series casts. Younger audiences will likely show up for Lawrence while X-Men fans will come for Jackman, who is the actor most associated with the series.