X-Men Prequel Flies to a First Class Finish

ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office estimates which show that X-Men: First Class opened to $120 million worldwide:

After a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend, June kicked off with only one new movie in wide release. Although Matthew Vaughn's franchise prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class (20th Century Fox), starring James McAvoy, Mike Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, January Jones and Rose Byrne opened in first place with an estimated $56 million in 3,641 theaters domestically. That's less than $2 million more than the original The X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer, opened with in the summer of 2000, which has to be seen as somewhat of a disappointment. The lack of the known cast like Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry may have hurt the film's chances as did the lackluster response to the last few movies despite the movie garnering some of the best reviews for the franchise since X2. It has a long way to go before it makes back its $140 million budget, although it should be helped greatly by the film's international release where it grossed $64 million in 74 countries this weekend.

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