While the film opened up to some impressive numbers overseas already, X-Men: Apocalypse finally opens up domestically this weekend and looks set to take the top spot against Alice: Through The Looking Glass. Though tracking has this year’s fourth comic book film looking at $85M+ for the four day weekend, many analysts believe the Bryan Singer directed film could debut much closer to the $100M mark. While the reviews for the film have been mixed, fan reactions have been positive for the most point and it’s really going to come down to how the audience reacts to the film.
If advance ticket sales are any indication, there is a good chance that the film could even overperform expectations this weekend. Currently the film is doing double the advance ticket sales that Days Of Future Past did in 2014 and four times the amount that X-Men: First Class did back in 2011. With X-Men: Apocalypse having a somewhat modest budget of $178M (when compared to this year’s other big comic book films) before marketing, it’s looking like another win for Fox at the superhero box office this year when the dust settles.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) May 25, 2016