X-Men: Apocalypse Rules the Global Box Office

Posted by at 9:36 pm on May 30, 2016


Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse took over the global box office this weekend with an estimated $65 million domestically for the Friday-through-Sunday frame from 4,150 theaters and about $80 million for the four-day Memorial Day weekend. While it’s quite a drop from X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s four-day opening of $110.6 million in 2014, Apocalypse has also now earned $185.8 million overseas, for a global box office total of about $265 million through Monday.

Made for about $178 million before marketing expenses, X-Men: Apocalypse received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. The 20th Century Fox release stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.

The Walt Disney Studios (which will pass the $4 billion mark worldwide today) has been on a roll this year with Captain America: Civil WarZootopia and The Jungle Book, though it does not look like Alice Through the Looking Glass will be among those success stories. Directed by James Bobin, the Alice in Wonderland follow-up earned just $28.1 million from 3,763 theaters in second place over the first three days and is expected to take in $35.6 million over the four-day holiday. That is a huge drop from the opening of Alice in Wonderland, which grossed $116.1 million on a three-day weekend in March of 2010 and went on to gross $1.025 billion worldwide. IMAX earnings for Alice Through the Looking Glass will hit $3.6 million for the four days from 381 North American screens and $8.7 million globally. Internationally, Alice Through the Looking Glass earned $65 million for a global weekend of $93.1 million for the three days and an estimated $100.6 million through Monday.

Made for $170 million before marketing, the film also received an A- CinemaScore. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Warcraft opened internationally this weekend with an estimated $31.6 million. The Duncan Jones-directed video game adaptation debuted in 20 territories and is No. 1 in 19 of them. Warcraft, starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu, grossed $2.1 million on 73 IMAX screens, providing a strong $29,000 per screen average. Warcraft has 45 more territories to open over the next two months. Next weekend, it opens in Belgium, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Serbia, Montenegro, Spain, the U.K. and Ireland.

Back at the domestic box office, The Angry Birds Movie dropped two spots to third place with $18.7 million for the three days its second weekend. The Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation adaptation has earned $66.4 million domestically compared to its budget of $73 million before marketing. The film features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage.

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War surpassed Deadpool this weekend to become the No. 1 film domestically for the year with $376.9 million over the long weekend. The blockbuster comic book adaptation added $15.1 million for the three days and an estimated $19.4 million through Monday in fourth place its fourth weekend. The film has now earned $376.9 million in North America and $730.1 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.107 billion. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War cost $250 million to make and now stands as the fourth highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time globally, behind only The Avengers ($1.518 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), and Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion). It also now stands as the 15th highest-grossing movie of all-time, having passed Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.066 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085 billion) and Transformers: Age of Extinction ($1.104 billion).

Universal Pictures sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising rounded out the top five domestically with $9.1 million for the three-day portion of the holiday weekend, and an estimated $11.2 million for the four days. After two weeks, the film has earned $40.4 million in North America and another $36.5 million overseas, for a global box office total of $76.9 million.

In sixth place, Disney’s The Jungle Book added $6.976 million for the three days and $9 million over the four days for a total of $340.6 million through Monday domestically. Internationally, the Jon Favreau-directed film has reached $539.1 million to take its worldwide box office to $879.7 million.


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