The most anticipated movie of the year, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” hit theaters on May 20. Although the Marvel movie received mediocre reviews from websites like IGN, the response from audience could lead to the movie becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.
Even before its opening in the U.S., the movie has amassed $103.3 million throughout 20,596 screens in 75 markets, according to Coming Soon. Seventy-one markets have already placed the movie on the top spots, hailing it as number one last weekend (May 20-22).
According to Variety, X-Men: Apocalypse received the highest earnings in the UK, reportedly $10.5 million. Other countries like Mexico ($8.6 million) Brazil ($6.6 million), Russia ($6.5 million) and France (5.9 million) reported strong earnings over the weekend as well.
The movie initially gained from early openings in the Philippines ($4.9 million), India ($3.5 million), Indonesia ($3.1 million), Singapore ($3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million) and Columbia ($1.9 million). These countries have reported high earnings for past Marvel movies like the Avengers.
The movie will without a doubt hit the top 10 lists based on current earnings. X-Men: Apocalypse is yet to release this Thursday in North America and countries likes Korea, China and Japan.
Last week the producers teased the post-credits scene, setting the next X-Men movie with a new supervillian. Apocalypse tells the story of young untrained mutants like Jean (Sophie Turner) Scott (Tye Sheridan) Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), led by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) going up against Apocalypse (Oscar Issac), believed to be the first mutant on the path to create a new world order alongside Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp).
Directed by Bryan Singer, the movie may seem to be the conclusion of the new trilogy, which was started by X-Men: First Class and continued by X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you still haven’t caught a glimpse of the trailer. Watch it below.
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