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X-Men: Days Of Future Past scores franchise best atop US box office

Published on May 28, 2014 6:19 AM
 
X-Men: Days Of Future Past. -- FILE PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/CINEMA STILL

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The mutant superheroes from the latest blockbuster X-Men film pulverised rivals at North America’s box office this weekend to record the franchise’s biggest ever opening, industry figures showed on Monday.

X-Men: Days of Future Past, a time-bending movie already a hit with critics, debuted with a three-day US$90.8 milllion (S$114 million), or US$110.6 million including the Monday Memorial Day holiday.

The star-studded cast of the movie, including Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender and Halle Berry, helped the film make US$261.7 million globally, more than any of the six previous X-Men outings, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.

In second place in a mutant-monster weekend was Godzilla, featuring Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as a tortured Japanese-speaking scientist battling to save humanity.

 
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