LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Superhero sequel X-Men: Apocalypse debuted as the top movie at North American box-offices this Memorial day weekend with ticket sales of US$65 million (S$89.80 million), industry figures showed on Sunday.
In the United States, the three-day holiday weekend - the unofficial start of summer - is popular with moviegoers, and cinemas generally do a booming business, although box office watchers remarked that ticket sales this year have been uncharacteristically light.
Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass opened in the number two spot, selling US$28.1 million in tickets.
The Angry Birds Movie was third with US$18.7 million.
Another comic book-themed flick, Captain America: Civil War, was fourth with US$15.1 million, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, grossed US$9.1 million for fifth place.
Rounding out the top 10 were: - The Jungle Book (US$6.9 million) - The Nice Guys (US$6.3 million) - Money Monster (US$4.2 million) - Love and Friendship (US$2.5 million) - Zootopia (US$831,000).