In its third weekend, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” fell to No. 4 at the North American box office, while globally it crossed the $600 million mark.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film fell an estimated 55 percent this weekend to take in $14.7 million domestically. That brings its North American total to $189.1 million — almost $10 million more than “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which brought in $179.8 million during its North American run back in 2009. In terms of the franchise, the film is now the third highest-grossing in the North American market, trailing “X2: X-Men United” ($214.9 million in 2003) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” ($234.3 million in 2006).
Internationally, the film earned an estimated $42 million at the box office this weekend, bringing its international total to $422 million. Add it all up, and worldwide the film has made an estimated $611 million — firmly entrenching its status as the highest-grossing film in the “X-Men” franchise worldwide.
Also of note — its $611 million makes “Days of Future Past” the third highest-grossing film of the year globally, behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($709.9 million) and “Amazing Spider-Man 2” ($697.9 million). Although the films were made by three different studios, that’s three Marvel properties sitting at the top of the 2014 global box office.
Audiences find no fault with “The Fault in Our Stars”
Looking at the rest of the North American box office, the adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars” took the No. 1 spot, bringing in an estimated $48.2 million in its debut. Last week’s No. 1 film, “Maleficent,” slipped to No. 2 with $33.5 million. The latest Tom Cruise film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” opened to $29.1 million and landed at No. 3. Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” rounded out the top five with $7.2 million.
Internationally, Cruise’s science fiction film did much better, bringing in $82 million and taking the top spot. “Maleficent” brought in $59.7 million, while “The Fault in Our Stars” opened to $17.1 million internationally. Rounding out the top five was “22 Jump Street,” which opened to $8.8 million in a couple of markets, including the United Kingdom. The film opens in North America next Friday.