The newest "X-Men" film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" took top position at the box office this Memorial Day weekend. The film earned $111 million and is the fifth largest grossing film to open during Memorial Day weekend. The top grossing film for Memorial Day weekend is "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," which grossed a domestic total of $140 million in 2007.
In domestic markets "X-Men: Days of Future Past" suffered from the filmgoers that still had not seen "Godzilla," as the monster flick took a nice bite out of domestic receipts earning over $30 million. But, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" had explosive oversees sales globally, earning $171.1 million in overseas markets and a grand total of $302 million worldwide. This is the biggest Memorial Day weekend for Fox, even overtaking "Avatar" in 2009.
As "X-Men: Days of Future Past" took top spot at the box office this weekend, "Godzilla" dropped from first to second place. The film earned an additional $39.4 million. The new comedy "Blended," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, debuted in third place. It earned a disappointing $18.2 million. Obviously, Warner Bros. would have liked higher numbers, since the film's budget was $40 million. The raunchy comedy "Neighbors" dropped from second to fourth place, garnering an additional $17.2 million. This comedy has done exceedingly well, earning a domestic total of $116.9 million. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rounds out the top five, making an additional $10 million during its fourth week in theaters.
Making their way into movie theaters next weekend are five films that will endeavor to end "X-Men's" reign at first place are: Angelina Jolie's turn as the evil queen in "Maleficent," Seth MacFarlane's comic western "A Million Ways to Die in the West," the drama starring Jesse Eisenberg and Elle Fanning "Night Moves," the crime drama starring James McAvoy "Filth" and the war documentary "Korengal."
See the below for complete details about the top ten films at the box office this weekend.
Box office statistics from imdb.com.