'X-Men: Apocalypse' Earns $80 Million Over The Memorial Day Weekend
By Aric Sweeny
X-Men: Apocalypse took in $65 million domestically this weekend, making less than the studio would’ve hoped, but still a solid number. The film will also earn an estimated $80 million over the four day holiday weekend from 4150 theaters. The film is the fourth "huge" superhero film to open in the past few months, add in the fact that the film as earned overall mixed reviews. 20th Century Fox may have made an error in judgement opening this film early in the Summer during such a crowded time at the multiplexes. Early Superhero fatigue may be playing a role in the lower than expected opening weekend numbers.
Second place goes to the latest Johnny Depp flop that is Alice Through The Looking Glass, only making $28 million on a budget of over $170 million. The first Alice made $116 in its opening, which nearly 4 times that of the sequel.
The Angry Birds Movie snagged 3rd place this weekend with just under $19 million. The film is in its second weekend, dropping 50% from week 1-week 2.
Continuing its box office domination, Captain America: Civil War brought in just over $15 million, which puts it only $21 million from making $400 million domestically.
And rounding out the top 5 we have Neighbors: Sorority Rising bringing in a solid $9 million, bringing its total domestic earnings to roughly $38 million.
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo