X-Men: Apocalypse takes over the global box office
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.
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).
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