'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Made Even More Money on Memorial Day (Way to Go, J. Law!)
Not too shabby for a bunch of mutants: X-Men: Days of Future Past brought in a four-day total of $111 million at the U.S. box office over the holiday weekend. The three-day numbers had the sixth installment in the X-Men saga at $91 million, meaning the blockbuster flick pulled in an extra $20 million on Memorial Day. While it had a nice Monday boost, Days of Future Past still remains the fifth-highest Memorial Day opener of all-time and the fourth-highest weekend opener of 2014, so far. (Again, not too shabby.)
X-Men: Days of Future Past was able to bring down Godzilla as the king of the box office this weekend, but it will have some heavy competition next weekend with the release of both Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West. Still, audiences seem to have taken a liking to the latest X-Men movie, giving Days of Future Past a solid "A" rating on CinemaScore. So word of mouth could keep X-Men: Days of Future Past at the top again next weekend, or at least, it won't take as big a dip as Godzilla did in its second week.
While X-Men: Days of Future Past is, without question, an ensemble effort with characters that have been beloved for generations, let's just point out this impressive feat by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, shall we? The 23-year-old actress, who plays Raven/Mystique, now has six movies to her name that have made over $100 million. Before X-Men: Days of Future Past, Lawrence's biggest hits — American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, X-Men: First Class, and, of course, the first two Hunger Games films — earned over $1 billion at the U.S. box office alone. That's so Raven. (And Mystique.)
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