Long Range Forecast: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Featured Stories - on March 28, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

xmendays.pngNot to be overshadowed by Disney's onslaught of Marvel superhero movies, Fox will roll out X-Men: Days of Future Past on May 23, a new entry that wisely combines the cast from the original trilogy with the cast from Matthew Vaughn's beloved prequel X-Men: First Class. This week BoxOffice takes a look at the film's commercial prospects. 

X-Men: Days of Future Past
(20th Century Fox)

PROS:

- It's the only major blockbuster opening during Memorial Day weekend, and that's a huge advantage.
- Fans of the franchise reacted very well to X-Men: First Class, so we're betting that a lot of that goodwill is going to carry over.
- Combining two very popular casts is an intriguing decision that looks like it's going pay off quite well. 
- Activity on Facebook and Twitter is very encouraging. 
 

CONS:

- The relatively underwhelming $417 million global haul of 2013's The Wolverine has us a little worried. 
- The summer season is typically crowded. If The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and/or Godzilla overperform it could have an adverse impact on Days of Future Past

Check out our predictions for these films and others in the table below. Notable changes this week include Captain America: The Winter Soldier (up), Million Dollar Arm (up), Draft Day (up) and Heaven is for Real (up)

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total
Blended May 23, 2014 Warner Bros.
$24,000,000** $56,000,000
X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23, 2014 Fox
$103,000,000** $221,000,000
Godzilla (2014) May 16, 2014 Warner Bros.
$75,000,000 $235,000,000
Million Dollar Arm May 16, 2014 Disney
$15,000,000 $60,000,000
Moms' Night Out May 9, 2014 Sony / AFFIRM
$6,000,000 $14,000,000
Neighbors (2014) May 9, 2014 Universal
$34,000,000 $126,000,000
Chef May 9, 2014 Open Road
$10,000,000 $31,000,000
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return May 9, 2014 Clarius Entertainment
$4,000,000 $11,000,000
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 2, 2014 Sony / Columbia
$112,000,000 $265,000,000
The Quiet Ones Apr 25, 2014 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $22,000,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$7,000,000 $16,000,000
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$18,000,000 $52,000,000
Bears Apr 18, 2014 Disneynature
$7,000,000 $21,000,000
A Haunted House 2 Apr 18, 2014 Open Road
$14,000,000 $31,000,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$26,000,000 $76,000,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$10,000,000* $34,000,000
Oculus Apr 11, 2014 Relativity Media
$14,000,000 $35,000,000
Draft Day Apr 11, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$13,000,000 $40,000,000
Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Fox
$41,000,000 $148,000,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$97,000,000 $248,000,000

* = 3-day weekend
** = 4-day weekend 

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

Tags: predictions, X-Men: Days of Future Past

2 Comments

  • Jay Beezy on 28 March 2014

    What about the pros and cons of Blended?

    • Jay Beezy on 28 March 2014

      Are you not doing pros and cons of that? Not saying I disagree with the prediction. Just would like to see an explanation.

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