‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ debuted with $90.7 million. With one more day to go before the end of a four-day holiday weekend, it’s estimated to bring in nearly $110 million. That would place the film as the fifth highest Memorial Day opener on record. The holder of the top spot is ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ with $140 million in 2007.
Of the X-Men franchise, this latest film is the second-highest opener. The highest X-Men opener is the one from 2006 – ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ which brought in $123 million over a Memorial Day weekend as well.
Also opening was ‘Blended,’ a comedy with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Unfortunately it only brought in $14.2 million, placing it in third place at the weekend box office as it battled over the spot with ‘Neighbors,’ which brought in $13.9 million for its third weekend out.
‘Godzilla’ dropped to second place behind ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ at the weekend box office. It brought in $31.4 million on its second weekend out.
Coming out this week, there’s a Disney film to add to the roster of great flicks at the movie theater and a Western comedy flick. Check them out here!
New Movie Releases This Week: May 30, 2014
For those looking for an action/adventure, fantasy film:
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton
A vindictive fairy curses a baby princess only to later discover this baby princess may be the only one able to restore peace in the land.
For those looking for a Western comedy flick:
A Million Ways to Die in the West (R)
Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried
A coward farmer ends up finding love when a mysterious woman rides into town. This leads him to find his courage as they begin to fall in love.
Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!
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