Fox’s Marvel X-Men Apocalypse failed to make the box office impact despite topping this weekend’s box office.
Anyone at Fox would have told us that everyone had a lot of expectations from the new and third installment of the X-Men First Class franchise, Apocalypse.
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The movie was expected to open to $90 million at least given how well comic book movies have done since the start of this year including Fox’s own Marvel hero R-rated Deadpool.
The movie had a stellar star cast that had made the previous movies so successful including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till and Rose Byrne.
There was even (spoiler alert) a full-fledged cameo from Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. With the addition of a younger Jean Grey, Scott Summers and many other iconic characters; both the studio and Bryan Singer were looking towards some great box office earnings.
The film has done well on the box office. It has come out on the top of the box office in the three day Memorial Day weekend and has managed to beat Disney’s Alice in the Wonderland: Through Looking Glass but the numbers remain somewhat dismal.
The movie has opened to a total of $65 million in the three days of the weekend putting its four-day holiday gross at an estimated $80 million from 4,150 theaters, according to THR.
Internationally, the movie has hauled in $55.3 million from 79 markets internationally for a foreign total of $185.8 million and a global sum of $265.8 million through Monday. The figures are 30 percent behind Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The fourth day tally is still to be considered and the movie might cross the initial mark set by the studios. The movie still did better than Alice in Wonderland 2 which completely bombed on the box office this weekend.
For a new release the movie only earned $28 million which is way less than the movie’s budget. The first part opened to $116 million in spring 2010 which makes this weekend much more dismal.
Tim Burton has the original cast reprise their roles in this sequel including Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.