X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Becomes Highest Grossing Film of 2014 Worldwide—For Now

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We’re at the halfway point of 2014, and the year has a new worldwide box office champion—for now.  Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past has eclipsed Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the worldwide box office to become the highest grossing film of the year thus far with $712.7 million.  That solidifies the film as the highest grossing X-Men movie yet, demolishing the previous record of $459.4 million held by X-Men: The Last Stand.  Its worldwide total just barely surpasses that of the Captain America sequel, which closed out with $711.2 million.  Stateside, the Marvel pic is still tops with $257.2 million, followed by The LEGO Movie at #2 with $256.8 million and then X-Men at #3 with $223.4 million.

Hit the jump to get a look at the current worldwide Top 10 and for my prediction as to which film will end up the victor when 2014 comes to a close.

x-men-days-of-future-past-jennifer-lawrenceThough X-Men’s box office is indeed impressive, Transformers: Age of Extinction will no doubt surpass the pic rather quickly based on its massive $100 million opening weekend.  In its first weekend of release, the film has already grossed $300 million worldwide, and I’m thinking it will end up on the top of the global box office by year’s end.  Its main challenger for that title is likely The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, as Catching Fire took in $864.6 million at the global box office—an impressive feat considering the film wasn’t released in 3D.  Could Age of Extinction or Mockingjay join the $1 billion club?  Sound off with your own box office predictions in the comments section.

At the six-month mark, here’s how the worldwide box office stacks up:

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $712.7 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $711.2 million
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $703.7 million
4. Maleficent – $585.6 million
5. Godzilla – $488.1 million
6. Rio 2 – $470.2 million
7. The LEGO Movie - $467.2 million
8. Noah - $359.2 million
9. 300: Rise of an Empire – $331.1 million
10. Edge of Tomorrow – $318.7 million

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  • Sweet Pea

    The best film on that list is bottom, and won’t even be in the top 10 by December 31st, sad times for good cinema.

    • Roy J

      Agreed. Hopefully Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn’t ignored by the audience like EoT

    • Lovecraftlives

      Yes, we all know that piece of shit Transformers 4 will probably rule the roost.

  • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

    Wow, half the films in that top 10 are awful, and a few beyond that are just mediocre.

  • eternalozzie

    there is a pretty big rift between what the pretend critics here in the comment section and the other 99.99999 % of the planet enjoy.

  • eternalozzie

    there is a pretty big rift between what the pretend critics here in the comment section and the other 99.99999 % of the planet enjoy.

  • fluxCAPS

    Edge of Tomorrow coming in at number 10 on that list proves beyond doubt that top box office totals do not always indicate how good films are.

    • HORSEFLESH

      It’s never been about being good but being popular.

  • Geo

    I will admit X-men:DofP was one of the best comic films I’ve ever watched!

    • Cap 2 Is Much Better

      Not really.

      • milo

        I’d put both DOFP and Cap2 high on my list of comic book movies. Having two such great ones in one year doesn’t happen often and Guardians looks like it has a ton of potential too.

      • milo

        I’d put both DOFP and Cap2 high on my list of comic book movies. Having two such great ones in one year doesn’t happen often and Guardians looks like it has a ton of potential too.

  • bidi

    box office dollars don’t mean shit anymore. i mean, obviously how well something does means a lot. but the dollars that it makes is meaningless at this point, due to inflation. i remember only a few years ago when only one movie had surpassed a billion dollars worldwide, and now it seems like we get at least one every year. but i suppose congratulations are in order to the studio heads who back these movies. at least there are still some genuinely good movies in that top ten

  • eddie

    adam forgot about the last hobbit movie.

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  • Person

    Too early to say if Transformers will make $1 billion, depends how it holds next weekend. But more importantly, you neglected to mention that The Hobbit 3 could very easily crack the Billion Dollar Club. Interstellar also has a chance, but it won’t have 3D surcharges and isn’t a franchise film.

    • milo

      Hobbit 3 is a possibility but I wouldn’t say “easily” considering the big drop between the first and the second. It’s possible it goes back up for the final chapter but that’s not a sure thing.

    • milo

      Hobbit 3 is a possibility but I wouldn’t say “easily” considering the big drop between the first and the second. It’s possible it goes back up for the final chapter but that’s not a sure thing.

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  • the king of comedy

    There are some really good movies there (X-Men DOFP, Captain America WS, Noah and Edge of Tomorrow) some good enough movies (Godzilla and The Lego movie) one movie wich I considered entertaining but didn`t live up to its potential (Amazing Spiderman 2) and some mediocre movies (Maleficent, Rio 2 and 300 RIse of an Empire), overall I think it`s been a good enough year so far, at least better than previous years.

    • sitonmyface

      Godzilla was good enough? It has been the best overall well made movie all year. Nothing has come close to the level of filmmaking that achieved.

      • MJ

        Agreed. Best movie of the year so far, with Edge second.

  • MJ

    U.S. audiences had a “meh” response to DOFP.

    So China liked DOFP a lot.

    Whoppdie doo!

    • Tom

      U.S. audiences had a “meh” response to DOFP?

      U.S. users on IMDB give it a 8.5/10 (8.4/10 overall). Rotten Tomatoes users give it a 4.4/5. Metacritic users give it a 8.5/10.

      And personally, I think it was the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight.

      • Jc

        99.9percent of the world doesn’t give a shit about imdb or rotten tomatoes.

      • Tom

        It also earned an ‘A’ from Cinemascore participants (which is only in U.S. and Canada). So, I just disproved Michael Jordan’s claim Jesus Christ. What Michael Jordan should have said was that HE thought DOFP was only okay (along with maybe some people he talked to if that was also the case).

        -But you are probably correct Jesus Christ in saying that the majority of people don’t really use those sites (IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, etc.) as a guide of what films to see even though they should. For me, they are great tools to use so I don’t have to waste my time and money on a possibly bad film. And if the film gets mixed reviews but still looks promising, it gives me the ability to decide if I want to see the movie in the theater or rent it.

    • milo

      Funny how you fail to mention your prediction that it wouldn’t make more than 195M domestic. Currently at 224M and counting, #3 for the year (and the biggest 4 day total of the year so far thanks to that holiday Monday). That’s hardly “meh” at all, not sure why you’re so insistent on trying to crap on a movie that’s doing well.

      So far pretty much every big movie this year has made a lot more overseas than domestically, and china a big part of it. You’re grasping at straws and it’s just making you look like a bigger fool the more you do it.

    • milo

      Funny how you fail to mention your prediction that it wouldn’t make more than 195M domestic. Currently at 224M and counting, #3 for the year (and the biggest 4 day total of the year so far thanks to that holiday Monday). That’s hardly “meh” at all, not sure why you’re so insistent on trying to crap on a movie that’s doing well.

      So far pretty much every big movie this year has made a lot more overseas than domestically, and china a big part of it. You’re grasping at straws and it’s just making you look like a bigger fool the more you do it.

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  • Tom

    I think and hope that Transformers 4 will have a horrible second weekend just like The Matrix Revolutions and never make it up to the 1 billion dollar mark.

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