'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014
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Four comedies populated the top 10 with Fox's "The Other Woman" landing at No. 7 and Jon Favreau's "Chef," at No. 9.

In 2013, Memorial Day weekend was the biggest grossing weekend of the year with $314.2 million over the four-day holiday that saw "Fast & Furious 6," ''The Hangover Part III" and the animated "Epic" debut.

"This year it will be more like $230 million," said Dergarabedian, who notes that next year has a shot at being a record-breaking Memorial weekend due to the debut of Marvel's "Avengers" sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

1."X-Men: Days of Future Past," $91 million ($171.1 million international).

2."Godzilla," $31.4 million ($35 million international).

3."Blended," $14.2 million ($2.1 million international).

4."Neighbors," $14 million ($8.2 million international).

5."The Amazing Spider-Man 2," $8 million ($11.2 million international).

6."Million Dollar Arm," $7.1 million.

7."The Other Woman," $4 million ($3.8 million international).

8."Rio 2," $3 million ($5 million international).

9."Chef," $2.2 million ($425.000).

10."Heaven Is for Real," $2 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

1. "X-Men: Days of Future Past," $171.1 million.

2. "Godzilla," $35 million.

3. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," $11.2 million.

4. "Neighbors," $8.2 million.

(tie) "Coming Home," $8.2 million.

5. "Frozen," $7 million.

6. "Rio 2," $5 million.

7. "The Other Woman," $3.8 million.

8. "Qu'est ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu?!," $3.6 million.

9. "Obsessed," $2.2 million

10. "Blended," $2.1 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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