X-Men: Apocalypse Rakes in $8.2 Million on US Opening Night
X-Men beats Alice Through the Looking Glass by $6.7 million.
The latest X-Men movie is off to a great start with $8.2 million made in its opening night in the US, Variety reports. Opening in 3,565 locations on Thursday, its total earnings edged X-Men: Days of Future Past, which debuted with $8.1 million two years ago.
Alice Through the Looking Glass shared X-Men: Apocalypse's opening night, but it pulled in a comparatively low $1.5 million. Apocalypse is expected to come out on top this Memorial Day weekend with a US box office launch of $80 million in 4,148 locations.
The X-Men movies have a history of dominating Memorial Day weekend. Days of Future Past opened on said weekend in 2014 and made $110.6 million, which was nearly half the total box office of $231.4 million.
Apocalypse had already released in 75 markets and garnered an international box office of more than $100 million before the US opening.
Fox's other superhero flick, Deadpool, brought in $12.7 million in its Thursday opening night back in February and has gone on to become the highest grossing R-rated movie ever.
In related news, Psylocke actor Olivia Munn says she wants to team up with Deadpool in an X-Force movie. She also discussed her stunt training and shooting her big action scene in Apocalypse.
If you don't know who the character Apocalypse is, then you can watch GameSpot's video, which goes in-depth on the villainous character.
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