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.
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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!?
Maniac - 5/24/2014, 2:15 AM
@MrSoto

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 sadly..........yet......to seen it.....
LIO - 5/24/2014, 2:26 AM
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
@MrSotoMan

@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.
MattBracken - 5/24/2014, 2:44 AM
Rogue Deleted Scene:


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.
Hitboyj - 5/24/2014, 2:57 AM
yes I'll help it by watching it today
Darktower - 5/24/2014, 2:58 AM
The movie was so much better than cap2!! Fox really did justice to the franchise!
Amazing512 - 5/24/2014, 3:01 AM
It was pretty good. I wouldn't place it above Cap 2 but it was still pretty good.
I was definitely surprised.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 3:03 AM
@BatManiac- Damn, it really is that good!?

My Facebook has been FLOODED with X-Men reviews calling it mind-blowing or simply the best movie in years. Extremely jealous that a lot of you have seen it, I gotta wait till tomorrow since my paycheck arrives in the mail today instead of yesterday. (Need that direct deposit!)

Either way, I am overly joyed about this reception. I can now enjoy X-Men without some Marvel jackass trying to ruin it for me.
Luminus - 5/24/2014, 3:07 AM
I think saying X-Men: Days of Future Past is better than The Winter Soldier or The Dark Knight is like saying Casino is better than Goodfellas. They are just different movies in the same genre (respectively) that are equally satisfying.

This was the best X-Men movie to me. I didn't get to see the end-credit teaser, because I had to go get my daughter, but I did see the bootleg on Youtube. I need to see the whole movie again, because I think I missed some info. It was so plot-filled, which is so great about it. A few things...

(Spoilers)
When Wolverine returns to the future, he still has grey hair, but everyone else looks normal. Is that just an artistic thing?

Why does Rogue have that white strand of hair? Shouldn't it be gone, since X1 no longer exists? Is this also just an artistic thing?

The new Wolverine technically died the moment the old Wolverine woke up in that new future. That's kind of disturbing.

If Mystique is pretending to be Striker, how does Wolverine get his adamantium? This seems to indicate that the whole Weapon X program was done completely differently.

Wolverine, Storm, Scott, and Jean will now join the X-Men at an earlier date, since Xavier will now be looking for them.

Are Emma and Banshee truly dead? That seems like an odd thing to do and we only saw Angel S. and Azazel's bodies.

And here's the big one...

Did Mistyque have a relationship with Azazel? There's a scene in the airport where she's talking to Magneto and she starts to talk about how Trask murdered someone. She was really broken up about it, but he cut her off. This whole desire to kill Trask seems like it's a revenge plot for killing one person in particular and not all those other mutants from the first film. Since we know Nightcrawler is in the next film, could we see that relationship acknowledged on screen?
McGee - 5/24/2014, 3:09 AM
Good. I hope it does. Because I know some people on here actually care about this Fox/Marvel Studios shit and would be pissed off by it.

And that makes me happy. :)

JohnCarter - 5/24/2014, 3:10 AM
@MrSotoMan

WB isn't a studio directly linked to only comic book movies but neither is Disney, who's had Pixar, their own studio and now Lucasfilm so that's not an reason or excuse to me. Particularly as it is very clear that WB wants to compete with Marvel Studios in that market. Marvel Studios took it's time and I never said that they always knew what they were doing but they're here now and dominating the market in a very short amount of time.
Amazing512 - 5/24/2014, 3:12 AM
Considering it memorial weekend, there's no reason it shouldn't. If it was just a regular weekend, then I don't think there's any way it would beat Cap 2.
Brainiac13 - 5/24/2014, 3:12 AM
@Nails

LOL!

Amazing512 - 5/24/2014, 3:13 AM
@Azazel Stop. it's too early in the morning to be a prick.
Brainiac13 - 5/24/2014, 3:15 AM
@McGee

LOL! ;)
JohnCarter - 5/24/2014, 3:15 AM
@Azazel1

Where are all the people calling for the rights to be reverted back to Marvel?

The same place that all people who said the Russos couldn't make a great Captain America movie.
giannis - 5/24/2014, 3:18 AM
I'm seeing it in 7 hours.
McGee - 5/24/2014, 3:20 AM
Azazel1 is drunk!

patrat18 - 5/24/2014, 3:20 AM
I'l check this out next week.
patrat18 - 5/24/2014, 3:20 AM
*I'll
gambgel - 5/24/2014, 3:21 AM
Dofp should do more than X3. That movie came 8 years ago. If this movie having Lawrence, Fassbender, Jackman, Stewart, McKellen, Dinklage... +3D doesnt do more than that mediocre film... it will be surreal
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 3:21 AM
@JohnCarter- How long did Disney acquire those assets though? Did they have it for years?

Even then how is it an excuse for WB? It is actually true. While Disney is busy marketing their movies towards everyone especially kids only, WB has been having movies throughout the years such as Goodfellas, Argo, Dirty Harry, The Departed, all extremely well made movies. Hell they even took chances with Brad Bird on the extremely successful Iron Giant, which ironically Disney passed on

Of course, everybody is competing. Everyone wants that giant ass success, I mean who wouldn't. It is what is in now that studios are looking too. When Turner & Hooch was released, did the studios just laugh at that idea of a man and dog buddy cop movie, or did they make more dog and man buddy movies? They didn't just stop with Turner & Hooch did they?

When it came to movies only about the urban culture, did they just stop at Boyz in Da Hood, or did they continue off with other movies as well primarily focused on that target audience? Obviously it has evolved from that with Tyler Perry movies (to me a de-evolution in progress) but I don't get how that could help with the argument.
MightOfMagneto - 5/24/2014, 3:21 AM
It is sad to see that these fox-men haters CAN NOT use the RottenTomatoes' rating to bash the movie.

At this point, they just want the rating to drop lower than CAP 2.
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 3:22 AM
.................I'm [frick]ing too damn excited for this movie.....................I won't be able to sleep tonight, catching the 11:30 morning showing tomorrow!
MrSotoMan - 5/24/2014, 3:26 AM
Give the X-Men rights back to Marvel!

Blow me.

Singer raped the X-Men!

Blow me.

Wolverine is always the lead, that isn't X-Men!

BLOW ME. BLOW ME. BLOW. ME.
McGee - 5/24/2014, 3:29 AM
@JohnCarter

So they're out on the streets drinking because Happy Hour ended?

TheAbomination - 5/24/2014, 3:31 AM
Not gonna lie, Fox took me surprised and actually made a good X-Men movie. Hopefully they can keep it up and not fvck up Apocalypse.
PeterDarker121 - 5/24/2014, 3:32 AM
No...any CBM fan who saw DOFP shouldn't want for ANYTHING but for it to KICK ASS. It's one of THE GREAT CBM films and deserves ALL the accolades it's getting.
JohnCarter - 5/24/2014, 3:37 AM
@MrSotoMan

Pixar has been with Disney since 2006, Marvel Studios since 2009(?) and now Lucasfilm which they've only just started but given their history with the other two studios, they're looking at another success story. My point with WB is that they're not the only studio invested in other projects. That's why it is not an excuse. Yes, they've made great Rated-R movies and great movies in general (many of them are part of my collection) but as far as DC goes, for me they're failing. They haven't had quite the success that Marvel has in recent years.
gambgel - 5/24/2014, 3:43 AM
once Batman v Superman arrives, Warner's universe will kick off pretty quickly. Justice League will be Crazy, we can count on that. It will make N O I S E and they will finally expand their universe. We just need to wait. Its all about waiting for 2017. its hard, but it will come one day, so... dont worry
TheSuperSoldier - 5/24/2014, 3:43 AM
It's not whether or not X-Men will be good. It's the fact that we want to see Wolverine fight Hulk. We want to see the possibilities of all Marvel Characters in the same cinematic universe. Although I'd rather see FF and Spider-Man (and Namor) revert back to Marvel, I would still love to see Storm marry Black Panther.
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