‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Scores over $103 Million Worldwide in Opening Weekend

     May 22, 2016

While we don’t know how X-Men: Apocalypse will perform domestically (the reviews have been less than kind), the film debuted overseas this weekend in 75 markets notably excluding Korea, China, and Japan to pull in $103.3M from 20,596 screens. According to Deadline, ­X-Men: Apocalypse was “No. 1 in 71 markets, and is the biggest Fox debut weekend ever in six. It also marks the best X-Men opening ever in 33. At current exchange rates, the same suite of 75 markets delivered a $100M opening weekend for X-Men: Days Of Future Past.”

For those keeping score, X-Men: Days of Future Past ultimately went on to rake in $514M overseas and $748M worldwide. Apocalypse has yet to open domestically and it could really see its box office explode when it opens in China (June 3rd). The movie pulled in $10.5m from the U.K., $8.6m from Mexico, $6.6m from Brazil, $6.5m from Russia, and $5.9m from France. In IMAX, the film took in $5m from 246 screens in 57 markets.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in the U.S. on May 27th and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.

Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.


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