Weekly Box Office Round-Up: X-Men comes in first!


Taking a look at the box office from this weekend (May 23rd- May 25th, NOT including Memorial Day), the results are not too surprising. Mega blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past opened so it was expected that it would be first. The new Adam Sandler comedy Blended also opened. Let's take a look at the top 5. Note: This is the domestic gross for the weekend, not the worldwide gross. 

#1 X-Men: Days of Future Past- $91,400,000


X-Men was first this week, which is not a surprise since it's a mega blockbuster movie and it is its first week. It didn't make as much money as it was estimated to (around $100 million) and fell short to some of the previous X-Men openings, but it's making good money so far. This movie was officially the most expensive superhero movie made, with a budget of $200 million. It's looking like X-Men is on a good path, though.

#2 Godzilla- $31,125,000


On its second week, Godzilla is still making good money. It was #1 at the box office last week, so it made sense that it would be near the top of this week. Domestically, the movie has made roughly $148 million. However, this week is dropped over 66%. It makes sense, though, since X-Men opened this week. Godzilla is still has legs at the box office, but we'll have to see how it holds up over the next couple weeks.

#3 Blended- $14,230,000


On its opening weekend, Adam Sandler's new movie only made about $14 million. It's a decrease from his last film, Grown Ups 2, which made roughly $41 million on its opening weekend. Though with big movies such as X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla out as well, it makes sense that Blended wasn't higher up on this list.

#4 Neighbors- $13, 897,000


On its third week, Neighbors is still in the top 5. It's amazing that this movie is making so much money. It's an R rated comedy which typically doesn't make a lot of money. It's also released in the season where a lot of tentpole movies are released (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past). It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for the movie to move off the top 5 list. So far, it has grossed about $133 million domestically on a budget of $18 million.

#5 The Amazing Spider-Man 2- $7,800,000


Despite mixed reviews and negative feedback from the fans, in its fourth week, The Amazing Spider-Man 2  is still in the top 5 and making money. It's not surprising that it didn't make more, since so many other big movies have been released lately. So far, it has made about $185 domestically. 

So just to summarize: X-Men: Days of Future Past was #1, Godzilla was #2, Blended was #3, Neighbors was #4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was #5. Next week, the biggest films that open are the Disney film Maleficent and the Seth MacFarlane comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. This upcoming week isn't as predictable as the past couple weeks have been. Will the new films take the lead? Will X-Men or Godzilla take number one again? What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Written by: Nate
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