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Mania Box Office Report: THE FUTURE RULES

X-Sequel Wins Weekend

By Robert T. Trate     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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Wiseguy 5/26/2014 5:00:53 AM

 Yeah I think some of the novelty of these films has worn off especially for the ones with multiple outings. But as the box office suggests they're still golden. All the major 3 so far opened above 90mill and the foreign box office nowadays more than makes up for the sluggish domestic one.

But IMO I think it's ticket prices and pirating what's really evident with the weak box office, weak by comparison only

Wiseguy 5/26/2014 5:03:50 AM

 Anyway glad to see the X-Men do so well. I thought they would beat Cap but maybe the lingering bad will from some fans had something to do with that or maybe it was just the holiday.

 

I want to see both big releases next week. I love Seth MacFarlane's material and I still love Angelina Jolie too

ElBaz13 5/26/2014 5:29:04 AM

I'm sure X-men would have had stronger numbers had it been the first comic movie out of the gate.

There is a certain fatigue in the genre for the general audience (I sure as hell don't mind) as evident of the July numbers the past few years.

That's why WB pushed MOS 2 to early May. They didn't want to be sloppy thirds.

ElBaz13 5/26/2014 5:30:03 AM

Don't think X-men will last long at number 1. Maleficent is looking like it will knock it off.

 

Dazzler 5/26/2014 10:41:57 AM

I think it's too many movies out more now than back then really, and the super hero market was still not there yet.  I would not complain about the numbers it put up.  

I only have a few issues with X-men, how did Prof X get his body back?  I know his mind was in another body but it would not morph into another body, unless his real body was elsewhere and he was speaking through the body?  

They also did not say how Wolverine got the metal back in his claws for future stuff. 

I guess both these ideas would be good comic book stories on how they happened. 

 

redvector 5/26/2014 11:01:30 AM

With the holiday weekend I believe the X-Men movie, should have made more money. I believe a certain amount of superhero fatigue might be creeping into domestic audiences. 

Higgy 5/26/2014 11:16:37 AM

Dazzler, I think he's assuming everyone knows Magneto put the metal back over his claws.

ElBaz13 5/26/2014 11:44:22 AM

X-men spoilers:

Dazzler, they even hinted on this when young Erik told Logan, hey, those would look better with metal on them. It's safe to assume Magneto put some back on in the future. They are fighting on the same side right? So I'm sure in some battles, Magneto got tired of Wolverine breaking his bone claws on sentinels and took pty on him.
 

hanso 5/26/2014 11:53:45 AM

I'm down for Maleficent next week, and odds are I see Million Ways to Die in the West since I got movie $ for it.

Also got some movie $ for Blended but it looks like balls so I don't know if I'll see it or use the ticket to watch the final 20 minutes of Godzilla I missed.  Whoever decided that Godzilla needed less Bryan Cranston is a fool!  The more Cranston the better I say.

 

goatartist 5/26/2014 12:20:44 PM

It was pretty damn good, but I dont know why I feel a little empty after I leave, what is this feeling?

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