X-Men are back with the bang to top the box office earnings. The mutant based film “X Men: Days of Future Past” has surpassed the franchise previous records and have hit gold in the box office.
A sequel to “X-Men 2” and “X-Men: First Class” , “Days of Future Past” is not only the weightiest of the “X-Men films”, it’s also remarkable in its attempt to compile a massive cast of A-listers for the impressive story line.
At some point in an apocalyptic not-too-distant future, mutants are hunted and killed by Sentinels, robots impervious to all mutant powers. In order to save the mutants from extinction, Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen) (buddies at last), as well as a band of straggler X-Men on the lam, send Wolverine (Jackman) back to the 1970s to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating weapons developer Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the bigoted scientist who created the Sentinels for mutant population control. In order for the mission to succeed, Wolverine must convince young Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) to work together to save their species.
As of this Thursday, Days of Future past has earned $8.1 million in Thursday night shows starting at around 10:00pm. That’s the fourth-biggest Thursday haul of 2014, below the $10.2m for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the $9.3m for Godzilla, and the $8.7m for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
It’s higher than any prior X-Men midnight/Thursday haul thus far, surpassing the $5.9m earned by X-Men: The Last Stand on this weekend in 2006, the $4m earned by The Wolverine last July, the $3.37m midnight numbers posted by X-Men: First Class in June 2011, and the $5m earned by X-Men Origins: Wolverine in May 2009.