Updated from 5/28/2006
The final installment of the
trilogy delivered an opening weekend punch worthy of a superhero.
X-Men: The Last Stand
brought in $120.1 million in its first four days starting Friday, according to its distributor, 20th Century Fox, a unit of
On Sunday, 20th Century Fox estimated the film took in about $107 million in its first three days, from Friday through Sunday, setting a record for the Memorial Day long weekend. The three-day portion also ranks No. 4 in movie history, according to
, and surpassed by a wide margin the $77 million opening of
The Da Vinci Code
a week before.
The movie smashed 20th Century Fox's own expectations. The studio had hoped the third
film would simply match the $86 million its predecessor brought in on its first weekend.
News Corp. shares ended the week at $19.98.