X-Men: Apocalypse will be having a very strong showing this Memorial Day weekend. Apocalypse has already earned $65 million for the three-day weekend. When the four-day gross is added in, the film will be coming in at a reported $80 million from 4,150 theaters.
Even with these numbers, Apocalypse won’t be beating out its other X-Men competition. Memorial Day weekend has been popular for X-Men. 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand made $122.9M and X-Men: Days of Future Past earned $110.6M.
The main competition this weekend for Apocalypse was Disney’s sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Look Glass. The film made $28.1 million and it’s four-day debut is estimated be around $35 million. While Disney has been dominating the box office with hits like The Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War, Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis is disappointed with Alice’s results.
“It’s disappointing. The domestic opening is wildly less than what every tracking service had us at. We’re in the tentpole business. More often than not, they turn out to be huge successes. We’ll continue to take those big bets. In this instance, it didn’t turn out as we hoped.”
X-Men: Apocalypse is now in theaters!
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.