X-Men: Apocalypse launches with $103.3 million internationally
While The Angry Birds Movie ruled the roost at the domestic box office this weekend, the international box office was dominated by X-Men: Apocalypse. The 20th Century Fox release earned $103.3 million from 20,596 screens in 75 markets. X-Men: Apocalypse is #1 in 71 of the markets and enjoyed the biggest Fox opening weekend ever in six markets, including Philippines ($4.9 million), India ($3.5 million), Indonesia ($3.1 million), Singapore ($3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million), and Colombia ($1.9 million). The UK led the way with $10.5 million and was followed by Mexico with $8.6 million, Brazil with $6.6 million, Russia with $6.5 million and France with $5.9 million.
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in North American theaters this Thursday evening, in Korea on May 25, in China on June 3 and in Japan on August 11. You can view a few new promos for the film in the players below.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy as Charles Xaver, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.
Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the film was directed by Bryan Singer.