'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Dethrones 'Godzilla' With $111 Million Opening


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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- X-Men: Days of Future Past dominated the box office over the long holiday weekend, pulling in $111 million and knocking Godzilla to second place.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past dominated the box office over the long holiday weekend, pulling in $111 million.

That makes it the second-best weekend for the franchise, behind only the opening weekend of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. 20th Century Fox is reporting another $191 million internationally this weekend, making the studio $302 million in ticket sales worldwide.

That means Godzilla, of Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Brothers, was knocked to second place this weekend. The film took in $39.4 million at the U.S. box office from Friday through Monday. While that's a 66% drop from its opening weekend numbers, when the Memorial Day holiday is excluded, Godzilla still made more in its $93.1 million opening than the $90.7 million X-Men made this Friday through Sunday.

But according to Bruce Nash of The Numbers, with summer on the way and good reviews, the X-Men franchise's record domestic box office is under threat, and Days of Future Past will definitely become X-Men's biggest performer worldwide.

In New York, I'm Brittany Umar reporting for TheStreet.

-- Written by Brittany Umar in New York.

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