‘X-Men’ Kicks Off Holiday Weekend with $36 Million
May 25, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
X-Men: Days of Future Past
May 24, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past non-stop clever on Friday, and will roughly positively acquire over $100 million over a holiday weekend. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler‘s Blended fell brief of medium expectations.
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The seventh installment in a X-Men authorization warranted an estimated $36 million on Friday. That’s about on standard with new superhero cinema Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($36.9 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2 million). Unfortunately, it’s significantly reduce than X-Men: The Last Stand‘s $45.1 million entrance on a same day 8 years ago.
The film is receiving clever reviews (91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and good word-of-mouth (“A” CinemaScore), so it should reason adult improved than The Last Stand. If it plays like final year’s Fast Furious 6, it will breeze adult only next $110 million for a four-day frame.
In second place, Godzilla plummeted 77 percent to $8.8 million. That’s a terrible dump on standard with notoriously front-loaded cinema like Cloverfield (76 percent) and Ang Lee‘s Hulk (77 percent). For a four-day weekend, Godzilla could acquire reduction than $40 million.
Blended non-stop in third place with an estimated $4.4 million. That’s a terrible start for an Adam Sandler movie: it’s reduction than half of Jack and Jill‘s $9.8 million, and is even reduce than 2012 wave That’s My Boy ($4.6 million). The film should play to families over a prolonged weekend, yet it’s expected that it winds adult next $20 million anyway.
Neighbors fell 51 percent to $4.2 million. In a process, it upheld $100 million, and has also now warranted some-more than This is a End. Meanwhile, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell 56 percent to $2 million.
4-Day Weekend Projections
1. X-Men – $112 million
2. Godzilla – $39 million
3. Blended – $19 million
4. Neighbors – $18 million
Forecast: ‘X-Men’ Targets $100 Million Memorial Day Debut
Grosses for Friday, May 23, 2014