Fans in America are still a week away from getting to see the latest entry in Fox's X-Men film franchise, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" has already hit 20,596 screens across the world. Opening in just 64% of its total international markets, Bryan Singer's fourth X-flick has scored an impressive $103.3 million opening weekend box office.
As Variety reports, the impressive number comes with a few other highlights for Fox. "X-Men: Apocalypse" took the number one spot in 71 of its 75 markets, including the U.K. ($10.5 million from 1,602 screens), Mexico ($8.6 million from 2,676), Brazil ($6.6 million from 1,277), Russia ($6.5 million from 1,208), and France ($5.9 million from 792). What's more, the movie is Fox's largest opening weekend ever in six markets: Philippines ($4.9 million), India ($3.5 million), Indonesia ($3.1 million), Singapore ($3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million), and Colombia ($1.9 million).
The numbers bode well for the film, which has been receiving a lukewarm reception from critics. However, should the box office trends hold when it bows in major markets like South Korea, China, and the U.S. next week, Fox's execs are sure to be contented.
Arriving in U.S. theaters on May 27th, "X-Men: Apocalypse" stars a huge ensemble cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, and many, many more.