X-Men Movie Scores Big

The last movie in the superhero trilogy brings in $120.1 million in its first four days.
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Updated from 5/28/2006

The final installment of the

X-Men

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

News Corp.

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.

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

Reuters

, 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

X-Men

film would simply match the $86 million its predecessor brought in on its first weekend.

News Corp. shares ended the week at $19.98.