BOX OFFICE: X-MEN: DOFP Opens Big! Could Beat WINTER SOLDIER's 3-Day Total

The biggest opening of 2014 belongs to Captain America: The Winter Soldier with $95 million, but based on thursday and friday numbers 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will top Marvel Studios latest offering. Come check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/24/2014
Deadline reports: Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past pulled in $36M on Friday at the North American box office. Add in $8.1M from Thursday night and the film is now on pace for "$97M+ 3-day gross." As long as the film doesn't drop more than 10% on Saturday and Sunday X-Men: DOFP will eclipse the 2014 3-day record Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier set with $95M. For comparison: Legendary/WB's Godzilla had the second best 2014 3-day opening with $93M and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently third with $91M. Factoring in Monday, which is Memorial Day, X-Men: Days of Future Past is on pace for "a $117M to $120M 4-day gross." If that holds up, the film would "end up in the top five highest-grossing films ever during the Memorial Day weekend." Current Memorial Day Weekend Top 5: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007, $139.8 million), Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, $126.9 million), X-Men: Last Stand (2006, $122.8 million), Fast & Furious 6 (2013, $117 million) and The Hangover 2 (2011, $103.4 million).

Word-of-mouth should give the new X-Men film legs for the coming weeks as audiences have bestowed it with a strong 'A' CinemaScore. By the way, what's making these numbers so remarkable is that X-Men: DOFP didn't have the benefit of IMAX screenings as Godzilla is occupying at the moment. Don't feel too bad as the film "is showing on 352 large format screens provided by other exhibitors."

Meanwhile, in its second weekend, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla is expected to drop over 60% … maybe 63% … that hurts. However, the monster will have made about $160M domestically in two weeks time compared to Sony/Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which will have made around $187M in four weeks.

Sony has to be mighty worried about the domestic box office trend of their Spider-Man films - each film has underperformed the last. Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man kicked things off with  $403M domestically, Spider-Man 2 did $373.5M, Spider-Man 3 did $336.5M and Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $262M.

1). X-Men: Days of Future Past (FOX), 3,996 theaters / $36M Fri.
3-day cume: $95M to $97.5M / 4-day cume: $115M / Wk 1

2). Godzilla (WB), 3,952 theaters (0) / $8.8M to $9M Fri.
3-day cume: $32M (-63%) / 4-day cume: $41M / Total cume: $158M to $160M / Wk 2

3). Blended (WB), 3,555 theaters / $4.3M Fri.
3-day cume: $13M+ / 4-day cume: $16.5M to $18M / Wk 1

4). Neighbors (UNI), 3,266 theaters (-45%) / $4M+ Fri.
3-day cume: $13M (-50%) / 4-day cume: $15.8M / Total cume: 116M / Wk 3

5). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (SONY) 3,160 theaters (-831) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $8M to $9M (-50%) / 4-day cume: $10.5M / Total cume: $186.7M+ / Wk 4

6). Million Dollar Arm (DIS), 3,019 theaters (0) / $2M Fri.
3-day cume: $7.7M to $8.2M (-26%) / 4-day cume: $9.5M to $9.7M / Total cume: $23M / Wk 2

7). The Other Woman (FOX), 2,154 theaters (-900) / $1.1M Fri.
3-day cume: $3.5M to $4M (-44%) / 4-day cume: $4.5M / Total cume: $78.5M / Wk 5

8). Rio 2 (FOX), 1,701 theaters (-670) / $537K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.4M (-35%) / 4-day cume: $3.2M / Total cume: $122.3M / Wk 7

9). Heaven Is For Real (SONY), 1,720 theaters (-1,173) / $575K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.2M (-50%) / 4-day cume: $2.7M / Total cume: $86.5M / Wk 6

10). Chef (OPRD), 498 theaters (+426) / $550K Fri.
3-day cume: $2.1M (+200%) / 4-day cume: $2.7M / Total cume: $4M / Wk 3
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be directed by Bryan Singer ("Usual Suspects"). The cast includes: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Evan Jonigkeit, Adan Canto and Josh Helman, X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits UK cinemas on May 22 and US cinemas the following day.
Source: Deadline
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BatManiac - 5/24/2014, 1:47 AM
I'm glad the movie is doing well. It's one of the best comic book movies ever made, so I hope it makes a ton of cash.
charlie2094 - 5/24/2014, 1:48 AM
Awesome stuff, great numbers. Deserves everything it makes, really pulled it off with this one. Gone from not really caring for the franchise, to being excited about it's future

Great that this and Cap 2 both did so well, hopefully Guardians continues it
Nubase - 5/24/2014, 1:51 AM
it will beat Cap 2, Cap 2 will a great movie, top action flick, it almost did not feel like a marvel movie but DOFP was a excellant movie, great cast, superb action set pieces, the quicksilver scene will be talked about for years and the ending revealing apocylpse just make you want more.

DOFP is up there with the dark knight, batman begins and iron man 1, movies will people still talk about to this day, singer listened and delivered.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 2:13 AM
Hey guys, remember that jackass who said this looked exactly like MK Annihilation!?
BatManiac - 5/24/2014, 2:15 AM

Yep, and now they haven't got shit to say.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 2:17 AM
@BatManiac- He was also the same jackass who said TASM2 would be the movies of the year and make a billion dollars while X-Men struggles and fails at the box office, his reasoning? He's an X-Men fan, supposably his shirt signifies that!
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 2:18 AM
@BatManiac- I have seen it.....
BatManiac - 5/24/2014, 2:18 AM
The movie shot the haters down!

LIO - 5/24/2014, 2:26 AM
BatManiac - 5/24/2014, 2:29 AM

LMAO! I doubt anybody will be taking him seriously the next time he tries to prematurely judge a movie.

It's been a funny few days watching the people who spent a good deal of their time criticising and hating on this movie prior to it's release losing their shit. The haters got brushed off like they were nothing, and now all they can say is "It's not better than TWS" and call people trolls because people haven't forgot their bullshit.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 2:32 AM
@BatManiac- LMAO, some of the trolls are actually liking FOX all of a sudden and the give the rights back to Marvel lines have been reduced lol. I guarantee it is better then TWS though, just by a gigantic margin it is better.
JohnCarter - 5/24/2014, 2:37 AM
BOX OFFICE: X-MEN: DOFP Opens Big! Could Beat WINTER SOLDIER's 3-Day Total

This is the third straight movie people have expected to beat The Winter Soldier's opening weekend. Third time's the charm?
MightOfMagneto - 5/24/2014, 2:39 AM
"Hey guys, remember that jackass who said this looked exactly like MK Annihilation!?"

Hey Looks like I know that guy...

Rhymes with "AWrongChavez"
JohnCarter - 5/24/2014, 2:41 AM

@BatManiac- LMAO, some of the trolls are actually liking FOX all of a sudden and the give the rights back to Marvel lines have been reduced lol.

For now. They'll be back soon enough. They always come back. In any case, I never understood why people want X-Men with Marvel Studios. Keeping X-Men where it is, allows Marvel Studios to make movies about other interesting characters that would have never been given a chance under the weight of all those X-Men. DC has all their characters under one roof and look at how that's worked out for characters not Batman and Superman.
JonathanRudolph - 5/24/2014, 2:44 AM
Rogue Deleted Scene:

BatManiac - 5/24/2014, 2:51 AM

Yeah, I know, haha! A few individuals on this site have certainly changed their tune over the last few days.

I think the only thing The Winter Soldier can match the movie on is action, but Days of Future Past is a better directed, acted and written movie, in my opinion.

It's on TDK level, as far as film making goes. If it wasn't for me being a slightly bigger Batman fan than X-Men, this movie could of well and truly took my top spot. Still, the only comic book movies I put above it is The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises, and not by much.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 2:53 AM
@JohnCarter- Warner Bros. isn't a studio directly linked to only comic book movies are they?

I mean have you've seen the list of movies WB has done without the likes of any comic book related movie? They honestly have it marketed towards the right audiences when it comes down to it and that is for kids.

Look at the cartoons, all of them all successful. The Home Video releases, successful, the games, successful. So the focus on DC is there, just not primarily built around making movies which is what they lack in, sure that is true but they also have to remember is that Marvel Studios took forever to make their movies as well and sold out all their rights to their characters in the 70's all the way into the 90's. Spider-Man took 20 years, X-Men took less then 15 years, Captain America had a gigantic bomb at the box office, Fantastic Four never got released into theaters. So lets not try to act like Marvel Studios knows exactly what they are doing, cause ever since 2008, yes they have.

Let us not forget though what the CEO Avi Arad did.
nailbiter111 - 5/24/2014, 2:56 AM
nailbiter111 - 5/24/2014, 2:56 AM
So, this is what happens to Superman.