X-Men: Days of Future Past Scores $36 Million on Opening Day
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.24.2014
The merry mutants are in for a big weekend...
Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Days of Future Past had a strong opening on Friday with an estimated $36 million on Friday. The film is expected to make well over $100 million for the extended holiday weekend.
X-Men's opening day fell just short of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($36.9 million), which still holds the record for the biggest opening weekend this year. It did however surpass the opening day for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2 million). The opening day was lower, though, than X-Men: the Last Stand, which was released in 2006 and had an opening day of $45.1 million. The Last Stand later went on to gross $234 million domestically and $459 million worldwide. The Last Stand, which also opened on Memorial Day weekend, had a holiday weekend take of $122 million.
The movie has strong reviews and currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91 percent and an A CinemaScore. The movie will likely make just under $110 million for the four-day weekend.
Godzilla dropped 77 percent for it's second Friday and made only $8.8 million. The cinematic reboot of the popular kaiju icon will likely earn less than $40 million for the holiday weekend.
Adam Sandler's new comedy, Blended, opened with only $4.4 million on Friday. That's a lower opening day than Jack and Jill ($9.8 million) and his 2012 flop That's My Boy ($4.6 million). The movie could still play to families over the long weekend, but it might only manage under $20 million.