‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ becomes the franchises top-grossing title

Posted on 27 June 2014
By Katherine Corrigan
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After only being released for two weeks ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ had already become the top-grossing title in the 20th Century Fox and Marvel superhero franchise.

The new X-Men movie took in $128.2 million globally in its second weekend, creating a world total of $500.2 million through Sunday.

This impressive result has taken over the franchises 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand which grossed $459.4 million.

Days of future past, which cost $200+ million to produce, has now earned $162.1 million domestically and $338.1 million internationally.

The movie, which features actors from the original cast, has now been knocked off the top box office spot by Maleficent, which took in an impressive $70 million this weekend and is Angelina Jolie’s first starring role in four years.

The Wolverine, the last film, released in the X-Men franchise, grossed $416.5 million globally in 2013. With this top-box office results it shows that the mutant based films is continuing to become more and more popular amongst audiences.

Director, Bryan Singer, who also directed the first two X-Men films, is well acquainted with mutant movies and his experience is certainly benefiting the Fox/Marvel franchise.