X-Men: Days Of Future Past Is Now The Highest Grossing X-Men Movie
When factoring in inflation, X-Men: Days of Future Past isn't really performing overly spectacular at the domestic box office, ranking fifth out of the seven films that have been released in the franchise. But when factoring in how well the movie is doing overseas, the reality is that Bryan Singer's return to the comic book movie series is actually the most profitable X-Men movie yet.
The latest numbers are in over at Box Office Mojo, and when including the $32 million it made here in the States over the last three days and more totals from around the world, X-Men: Days of Future Past has made more than $500 million. Here in the US, the movie has made $162 million - accounting for about 32% of its total - but it's overseas where the film is really crushing, pulling in $338 million. Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom are all hot spots where the movie has made double-digit millions, but it's in China where the blockbuster is doing amazing abroad, making $39 million as of May 25th.
So how exactly is X-Men: Days of Future Past doing against the previous X-Men and Wolverine films? Let's take a look at some charts! Discounting inflation, the latest sequel has made the fourth most in the series here in the USA - which you'll notice makes it the highest grossing post-2010:
Worldwide grosses are another story completely. X-Men: Days of Future Past is now far and away the biggest box office success, already making $40.8 million more than X-Men: The Last Stand - a.k.a. the silver medalist:
Not too shabby for a blockbuster with a $200 million budget!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on the classic comic book arc of the same name and begins in an apocalyptic future where mutants have become nearly extinct due to the excessively dangerous Homo superior-hunting robots known as Sentinels. In order to prevent this time from ever coming to pass, the X-Men agree to send Wolverine's consciousness back in time to 1973 where he can hopefully stop an assassination that changes the world forever. Bringing together casts from both the original trilogy and X-Men: First Class, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bing Bing, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Evan Jonigkeit.
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