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X-MEN FALLS SHORT OF PREDICTIONS

May 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Although most box-office analysts had confidently predicted that X-Men: Days of Future Past would soar past Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million) to become the top-grossing film of the year — some had predicted that it could outdo X-Men: The Last Stand which opened with $102 million in 2006, without 3D surcharges — the movie fell short of those predictions, winding up with an estimated $90.7 million. A bigger disappointment was the 66-percent plunge that Godzilla took to place second with $31.4 million. But the biggest disappointment of all was delivered by Adam Sandler’s Blended, which bombed with about $14.2 million, to place third, slightly ahead of the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, which collected about $13.9 million over its fourth weekend, pushing its total past $100 million to $113.6 million.


The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past, $91 million; 2. Godzilla, $31.4 million; 3. Blended, $14.2 million; 4. Neighbors, $14 million; 5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, $8 million; 6. Million Dollar Arm, $7.1 million; 7. The Other Woman, $4 million; 8. Rio 2, $3 million; 9. Chef, $2.2 million; 10. Heaven Is for Real, $2 million.