HOLLYWOOD-It was a busy time at the box-office during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It appears mutants were on everyone’s mind, as “X-Men: Days of Future Past” exceeded expectations with a hefty haul of $111 million.
The movie nearly doubled what its predecessor “X-Men: First Class” made during its opening weekend in 2011. Audiences are well aware that the next installment for the franchise “X-Men: Apocalypse” will arrive in 2016, with even more anticipation.
Landing in the #2 spot, was last week’s champ “Godzilla,” adding on another $39 million to its total. The film dropped more than 50 percent in its second week, but has still amounted more than $150 million in just two weeks. Impressive to say the least!
Landing into the #3 spot was the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy “Blended” with a disappointing $18.19 million; guess its safe to say, “Blended” won’t stay in theaters more than another week or so. Speaking of comedies, “Neighbors” continues to deliver laughs to audiences netting another $17.2 million to grab the #4 spot. After just three weeks, the movie is only $4 million shy of hitting $120 million.
The X-Men weren’t the only superheroes at the box-office as “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ added another $10 million to its total. This week will be a battle of kids versus another raunchy comedy as Angelina Jolie sends chills in “Maleficent” and Seth MacFarlane hopes to strike magic twice with his comedy “A Million Ways To Die in the West” starring Charlize Theron.