BOX OFFICE: MALEFICENT Takes The Top Spot From X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

After a very impressive Memorial Day weekend debut, X-Men: Days of Future Past proved to be no match for the House of Mouse as Maleficent has taken the North American box office by storm with a three day total of somewhere around $70 million. Hit the jump for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/31/2014

Despite an incredible opening last week, X-Men: Days of Future Past will fall to second place this weekend in North America with an estimated $32 million three day total after taking $9.6 million on Friday. It's been beaten by Disney's Maleficent, the live-action Sleeping Beauty prequel which stars Angelina Jolie. That earned $24.2 million when it opened yesterday, and now looks set for a $70+ million by the end of tomorrow. $65 million is a more conservative estimate, but that's still a great debut, especially as it has already taken over $20 million overseas. Another notable new arrival this week is Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West, the R-Rated comedy set in the old West. That looks set to open in third, and with a projected $16 million, that's a pretty massive drop when compared to Ted's debut. What are you guys watching this weekend?


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HurricaneXavier - 5/31/2014, 9:22 AM
This isn't shocking.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/31/2014, 9:25 AM
Yeah I pretty much expected this, I wonder how it's doing overseas?
MARVELPSYCHO79 - 5/31/2014, 9:25 AM
WHAT?!?!???????!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!
AxeEffect - 5/31/2014, 9:26 AM
Edge Of Tomorrow was AWESOME!
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:26 AM
I liked Maleficent.
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:26 AM
@AxeEffect
I need to check that one out too.
Bloodraven - 5/31/2014, 9:27 AM
Well, it was gonna happen sooner or later.
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:27 AM
Maleficent was packed too. I couldn't believe it.
EdgyOutsider - 5/31/2014, 9:28 AM
Maleficent looks BAD which doesn't surprise me because it's based from Sleeping Beauty
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 9:31 AM
Lol, all the ladies on my instagram have been praising it! Noooooo!! Just goes to show Angelina Jolie has more star power than Jennifer Lawrence.



Angelina Jolie for Emma Frost! lol jk
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:32 AM
I also saw a new trailer for Jupiter Ascending which got my attention. No trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy though, which was weird.
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 9:34 AM
ezio619 - 5/31/2014, 9:35 AM
Alexanderlykins-i think marvel just hates u, haha, no trailer for guardians with x men and maleficent for u, though i have heard alot of theaters showed the guardians trailer before x men
McNyagano - 5/31/2014, 9:35 AM
Holy Shit! That's a huge drop:o Movie open huge and had great critical reception, what happened? I thought Malificent was good. I think Fox should move Apocalypse's release date. It's scheduled to open head to head with Alice in Wonderland 2. These Disney films are successful most of the time. Damn! Didn't expect this.
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:35 AM
The effects in movies these days are stunning.
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:37 AM
@ezio619
I'm sad. I hope I get it with Edge of Tomorrow.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/31/2014, 9:38 AM
X-Men AND Spider-Man couldn't last two weeks at number 1? That sucks. I hope TMNT doesn't steal GOTG's thunder in August...
SuperCat - 5/31/2014, 9:40 AM
Sh*t!!

superotherside - 5/31/2014, 9:41 AM


;P
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:41 AM
@TheAbaryMan369
I think Guardians of the Galaxy might last two weeks. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to be stiff competition.
SageMode - 5/31/2014, 9:43 AM
CoulsonLives - 5/31/2014, 9:45 AM
I blame you Disney Sleeping Beauty Angelina Jolie Malefcent Hype...
How dare you!!!
HOW DARE YOU MAKE MORE MONEY!!!
Spock0Clock - 5/31/2014, 9:45 AM
What percent drop is that and how does it stack up with X-Franchise averages? I'm too lazy to do the math right now.
SugarYumYum - 5/31/2014, 9:46 AM
Was expecting Maleficent to take the top spot, wasn't expecting that huge drop for DOFP though. 65%? Ouch.

Yeah, seeing two big CBM's in a row get stomped in their second weekends... looks even more like Marvel chose Cap's release date very wisely. Hopefully GOTG fares as well.
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 9:46 AM
May of 2016 is going to be PACKED!!!

May 6th-BvS:DoJ (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice)
May 6th-CA3 (Captain America: Rebirth?)
May 27-XM:A (X-Men: Apocalypse)
May 27-AiW2 (Alice in Wonderland 2)

X-Men or Alice will suffer the most unless Fox pulls a MCU move and have it release in April. :(

June...

June 10th-TASM3 (The Amazing Spider-Man 3)
June 17th-(Finding Dory)<--- Knock out punch to TASM3
June 17th-HTRYD3(How to Train Your Dragon 3)



SuperCat - 5/31/2014, 9:46 AM
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:47 AM
X-Men: Days of Future Past still kicked wholesale butt though.
Chewtoy - 5/31/2014, 9:47 AM
Huge drop for X-men, but that was to be expected following a holiday weekend debut.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/31/2014, 9:48 AM
McNyagano - 5/31/2014, 9:48 AM
@superotherside

Spock0Clock - 5/31/2014, 9:48 AM
~90M to 32M is stiff. Maybe, similar to the other X-Men movies, the people that really wanted to see it all saw it opening weekend, though maybe the 4-day weekend factored into that.
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:49 AM
Maleficent was pretty darn good and completely took me by surprise.
Phronesis - 5/31/2014, 9:49 AM
Quality>Quantity

Take that as you will...
Dud - 5/31/2014, 9:49 AM
The power of Disney. It has just a little to with Jolie.
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/31/2014, 9:50 AM
F Maleficent heard it sucked
Spock0Clock - 5/31/2014, 9:51 AM
Friday to Friday, that's a 73.5% drop. I know it's no longer Memorial day, but that's not the kind of number you want to see.
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 9:51 AM
@McNy

Lmboooo!! I remember that! xD
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/31/2014, 9:51 AM
Edge of 2morrow has been getting great word of mouth. Honestly didn't see that coming
AlexanderLykins - 5/31/2014, 9:52 AM
@Spick0Clock
I think Memorial Day weekend took a huge chunk of it's overall box office. It was a huge opening that it wouldn't have got otherwise.
McNyagano - 5/31/2014, 9:52 AM
@TheBlackNerd

Hehe;)
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