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'X-Men' blasts 'Godzilla' to top Memorial Day weekend; 'Maleficent' opens Friday

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ toppled ‘Godzilla’ to win the Memorial Day weekend at the box office, according to industry estimates reported by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo on Sunday.

The superhero sequel grossed $90.7 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, the second-best debut in the franchise behind ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ which opened with $102.7 million in 2006.

Last weekend’s No. 1 film, the monster remake ‘Godzilla,’ slipped to No. 2 in its second weekend, earning $31.4 million for a total of $148.7 million since opening May 16.

Romantic comedy ‘Blended’ starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore struggled in its debut, finishing at No. 3 with $14.2 million.

R-rated comedy ‘Neighbors’ starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron fell two spots to No. 4 in its third weekend, earning $13.9 million for a total of $113.6 million since opening May 9.

Superhero sequel ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ dropped two spots to No. 5 in its fourth weekend, earning $7.8 million for a total of $184.9 million since opening May 2.

FRIDAY’S NATIONWIDE RELEASES

  • Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie is Disney’s dark fantasy adventure about the villain from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who places an evil curse on a newborn infant, not knowing the child is destined to grow up and hold the key to peace for the land. Rated PG. Watch the official trailer here.
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson is a western comedy about a cowardly farmer who falls for a mystery woman and whose courage is tested by a notorious gunslinger. Rated R. Watch the official trailer here.

TUESDAY’S DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASES

  • ‘Endless Love’ is a romantic drama remake about a girl from a well-to-do family whose passionate relationship with a less-than-privileged boy is threatened by parents trying to keep them apart. Only 15 percent of reviews were positive on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, which said the film is 'blander than the original and unintentionally silly.' Rated PG-13. Watch the official trailer here.
  • ‘Cheap Thrills’ is an unrated dark comedy thriller about a couple that puts a struggling family man and his friend through a series of twisted but potentially profitable dares during an evening at a bar. A strong 85 percent of reviews were positive on Rotten Tomatoes, which called the film 'gleefully nasty and darkly hilarious.' Watch the official trailer here.
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