“X-Men: Apocalypse” has opened up strong this weekend, taking in $65 million, as IGN reports. Although its opening weekend has been strong, it might not pull in hard enough to reach the $100 million mark it four days, the same report added.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has made it to $110.5 million in just four days at almost the same time during Memorial Day in 2014. For “X-Men: Apocalypse” it is expected to rake in around $76 million in that same period. In the wake of another X-Men title though, the movie just might exceed this projection. The success of “Deadpool” earlier this year might nudge viewers to give the movie a chance, if only to see how it would compare.
Despite this, Screen Crush did note that “X-Men: Apocalypse” still has not performed as expected, although in this case it seems to have some company with another film that has surprisingly been expected to do so, but has not. Disney’s “Alice: Through the Looking Glass” has so far not done well at the box office.
With only around $28 million to show, “Alice: Through the Looking Glass” has put a slight halt in what is otherwise so far Disney’s continued march at the box office. For Memorial Day weekend, “Captain America: Civil War” pulled in a decent $15 million, adding to an already impressive $372 million so far domestically.
Disney so far will still come out the winner, even with the dismal performance of “Alice.” Aside from “Captain America,” another Disney film, the live action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” has added around $6 million to it, for an overall $338 million in domestic gross. The success of both “Captain America” and “The Jungle Book” would more than make up for the poor showing of “Alice.”
Disney’s distributing chief, Dave Hollis has wondered about the poor showing of “Alice” though with the film receiving critically bad reviews even before it came out, some have somewhat expected it.