The X-Men dominated box office sales this weekend and captured the top spot with $90.7 million. That’s the 4th highest grossing weekend of 2014. Not bad for a franchise that’s 14 years old. Well done mutants.
Godzilla smashed his way into the number two spot with $31 million, but that’s a 66% drop in ticket sales. Combined with its total domestic gross of $149 million versus its $160 million budget and I’m not sure Godzilla 2 is a definite.
The Adam Sandler / Drew Barrymore reunion piece Blended bombed, opening at number three with $14 million. Let me officially welcome Adam to the ex-SNLers whose movies stop making money club. His induction was long overdue.
Neighbors continued to invite over some laughs at number four with almost $14 million and a domestic total of $113 million.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 snared another $7.8 million and is flying high with a worldwide total of $674 million.
Million Dollar Arm failed to score any runs, falling to number six in its second week of release with $7 million.
The ladies from The Other Woman nabbed the number seven spot with $3.6 million to their $77 million domestic total.
Rio 2 may lack a snappy title, but it hasn’t stopped movie going from flocking to this sequel. The animated film came in at number eight with $2.5 million.
Chef was on the menu at number nine, having expanded to 498 locations and earning a solid $2.26 million.
Rounding out the top ten was Heaven is for Real with $1.9 million.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 X-Men: Days of Future Past $90,700,000 $90,700,000
2 Godzilla $31,425,000 $148,773,000
3 Blended $14,245,000 $14,245,000
4 Neighbors $13,946,000 $113,626,000
5 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $7,800,000 $184,900,000
6 Million Dollar Arm $7,093,000 $20,628,000
7 The Other Woman $3,675,000 $77,773,000
8 Rio 2 $2,500,000 $121,598,000
9 Chef $2,260,000 $3,548,000
10 Heaven is for Real $1,950,000 $85,750,000
Next week is a tough call and could very well end my unbelievable winning streak. Will the X-Men hang on to the top spot, or will Angelina Jolie or Seth MacFarlane reign supreme? I think Angie will squeak past the X-Men by a nose. Tune in to see if I’m right.
Until then, happy movie going.
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