Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekend Roundup: Box Office Results for 5/23-5/25 (Memorial Day Weekend)

       


Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 this weekend were X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, and Blended.

Memorial Day weekend proved to be a great one for movie theaters, bringing in a domestic total of over $215 million between the Top 10 films this week.  X-Men: Days of Future Past led the box office, with Godzilla and the brand-new Sandler/Barrymore comedy, Blended following right behind.

FROZEN UPDATE:  In its 27th week on the big screen, Frozen has officially become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time with a worldwide total of $1.22 billion, beating out last years powerhouse, Iron Man 3.  This also makes it the highest grossing film of 2013, with the aforementioned Iron Man 3 close behind.

Let's take a look at how the Top 3 did this weekend...


1. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST



The return of Bryan Singer to the universe he created has brought us the greatest X-Men film ever seen, X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The seventh film in this franchise managed to bring in a staggering $110.6 million.  Combined with the foreign grosses, X-Men: DOFP made of total of $301.6 million, which is the highest worldwide opening weekend for any of the X-Men films, and is sure to be one of the top grossing films of 2014.


2. GODZILLA



Godzilla did very well at the box office this weekend, bringing in $38.4 million.  That puts its domestic total up to $155.8 million and its worldwide total to $322.4 million.  An impressive weekend for this film, seeing as it had to go up against the amazing new X-Men film.


3. BLENDED


The new Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore film, Blended, the third starring these two, flopped this weekend, bringing in a mere $17.7 million domestically and $19.8 million worldwide on a $40 million production budget.  The expectation was that by reuniting these two, the film was bound to draw ticket sales, but a weak story mixed with going up against the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past was fatal for this lackluster comedy.  Perhaps Sandler needs to step away from comedy, do a couple serious roles, and then come back to the genre he became so well known for.



Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:

#1 - X-Men: Days of Future Past - $110,576,604

#2 - Godzilla - $38,437,298

#3 - Blended - $17,735,205


Join us next week for another edition to WEEKEND ROUNDUP.  Which movies will be on top?  Which movies will underperform?  Check out our next edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP for the scoop!


Opening this Friday (5/23):

~Maleficent
~A Million Ways To Die In The West




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