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X-Men gang towers over North America holiday box office

Published on May 26, 2014 5:58 AM
X-Men: Days Of Future Past starring Hugh Jackman (left). -- PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/CINEMA STILL

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The superhero mutants from the blockbuster X-Men franchise fought their way to the top of North America's box office over one of the biggest US film-going holidays, industry estimates showed on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past, a time-bending movie already a hit with critics, debuted with an estimated US$110 million (S$137.8 million) including the Monday Memorial Day holiday, which is the unofficial kick-off of the summer movie season.

The star-studded cast includes Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender and Halle Berry.

Rounding out 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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