“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has become the fifth best Memorial Day holiday weekend debut in box office history over a four-day period.
The Fox action-adventure comes in just behind “Fast & Furious 6,” which earned $117 million over the holiday last year and above 2011’s $103.4 million-grossing “The Hangover 2.”
The seventh “X-Men” film made $111 million in domestic sales, according to Tuesday’s final box office figures. The film exceeded expectations for the studio that had hoped for $100 million in four days.
Internationally, the film raked in $193.7 million, which brings its worldwide box office total to an impressive $305 million.
After debuting at No. 1 last weekend with $93.2 million, Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla” dropped to No. 2, earning $38 million.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s comedy “Blended” opened in third place with an underwhelming $18 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are:
1. “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” 20th Century Fox, $110,576,604, 3,996 locations, $22,729 average, $110,576,604, 1 week.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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