‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Crosses $300M Worldwide; ‘TMNT: Out Of The Shadows’ Likely To Debut At Number One

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This weekend will see X-Men: Apocalypse & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows go head to head for the top spot at the domestic box office. Following a pretty slow start of $2M from Thursday night showings (which is about half of what the first film brought in), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel looks to likely take the top spot with a $27-30M opening weekend. While debuting at number one will be a win for the film, that debut is about half of what the first film opened up to when it hit theaters back in 2014.

Not far behind is Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse which looks to bring in around $26-29M on it’s second weekend. However, if audiences aren’t feeling it and Out Of The Shadows ends up underperforming, there’s a good chance that we could see the Bryan Singer helmed film winning the weekend once again. X-Men: Apocalypse has now also crossed the $300M benchmark worldwide before opening up in China this weekend and Japan on August 11th. Not the most amazing numbers but pretty solid ones considering the film only had a budget of $178M. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: THR

  • Peter James

    >>” Not the most amazing numbers but pretty solid ones considering the film only had a budget of $178M.”

    “only”????

    That budget is almost 4 times that of its “lesser” cousin, Deadpool’s budget.

    And I highly doubt it’s going to end up with as much money made as Deadpool did.

    • xxjinzaxx

      In today’s market, a diversified portfolio is the wisest strategy. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. In terms of company investment, as far as comic book ventures go, Fox (ugh Rupert Murdoch) turned a profit. They are not worried. They would be if XMA was all they had to offer.

      • Peter James

        It kind of is.

        They lucked out (BIG TIME!) with Deadpool and I highly doubt they were counting on it, putting them in the black.

        • xxjinzaxx

          They did very well with Deadpool. Beyond expectations, which is the reason why their X-Men venture was not detrimental. The perception of investment from the general audience is very different from that of actual investors.

          if studying the market is the profession of choice, they understand that minimizing losses, and maximizing gains is by putting your money in different ventures not just one (X-Men). Especially if you are playing the long-ball game.

      • SAMURAI36

        Agreed to this. People have really bought into the Disney notion, that if it didn’t make a $1B, then it wasn’t a success. The only real fail that Fox has had when it comes to films, is FF. Everything else, they are doing okay.

        • Marquis de Sade

          That’s not true. If a studio spends over $350 to $400 million, then yes, a billion or over should be expected at the box office.

      • Chris Aytes

        Counting promotional costs, I doubt they’ve turned a profit with Apocalypse yet.

  • Derek Wiles

    I sat xmen out. Cut Singer and Kinberg and let Miller take over the x-universe. No more wasting great characters either. Archangel has the best character arch ever; such a bummer to hear how they wasted him in this movie.