Mania Box Office Report: THE FUTURE RULES (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Source: Box Office Mojo

The box office report is back (and so is Mania). Sorry Maniacs that we didn’t give you a chance to sound off about your Godzilla experience. Feel free to chime in here about both Godzilla, if you saw it again, and X-Men: Days of Future Past

I was impressed with what Bryan Singer and company accomplished with 14 years of X-Men films and the one of the most sacred X-Men stories. It is the first movie this summer, that I want to see again at the theater. 

Ray Suber of Box Office Mojo had this to say on Days of Future Past’s place in the 14 year old X-Men Saga: “Among X-Men movies, it ranks second all-time behind X-Men: The Last Stand ($102.8 million), which opened on the same weekend eight years ago. It also sold fewer tickets than 2D-only entries X2: X-Men United and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Still, it was nearly $40 million higher than last Summer's The Wolverine, and was also a massive improvement over X-Men: First Class ($55.1 million).

With eight years of ticket price inflation and the addition of 3D premiums, it does feel like Days of Future Past should have been able to match The Last Stand. Unfortunately, The Last Stand arrived in theaters when the X-Men were still near the top of the comic book food chain. Now, they're merely one group in an increasingly crowded field (the same goes for Spider-Man)”.



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

$90,700,000

3,996

$22,698

$90,700,000

$200

2

Godzilla

 

$31,425,000

3,952

$7,952

$148,773,000

$160

3

Blended

 

$14,245,000

3,555

$4,007

$14,245,000

$40

4

Neighbors

 

$13,946,000

3,266

$4,270

$113,626,000

$18

5

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

 

$7,800,000

3,160

$2,468

$184,900,000

-

6

Million Dollar Arm

 

$7,093,000

3,019

$2,349

$20,628,000

$25

7

The Other Woman

 

$3,675,000

2,154

$1,706

$77,773,000

$40

8

Rio 2

 

$2,500,000

1,701

$1,470

$121,598,000

$103

9

Chef

 

$2,260,000

498

$4,538

$3,548,000

-

10

Heaven is for Real

 

$1,950,000

1,720

$1,134

$85,750,000

$12



This weekend we have Walt Disney’s Maleficent and Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West to check out. 



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