'X-Men' atop holiday opener bests with $111M

'X-Men' atop holiday opener bests with $111M

Credit: 20th Century Fox

[L-R] Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 11:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is projected to be the fifth best Memorial Day holiday weekend debut in box office history over a four-day period, just behind "Fast & Furious 6" and above "The Hangover 2."

The seventh installment in the "X-Men" franchise earned $111 million, according to studio estimates on Monday.

Warner Bros. sci-fi monster smash "Godzilla" landed at No. 2 with $39.4 million from Thursday to Monday.

The Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore-led comedy "Blended" held the third place spot with an $18.2 million debut. It's not a great start for the duo whose previous team-ups included "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates." Both films grossed over $80 million domestically.

"Neighbors" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rounded out the top five earning $17.2 million and $10 million, respectively.

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