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X-Men: Days of Future Past Earns $500 Million Worldwide

Disney’s Maleficent may have toppled X-Men: Days of Future Past from its perch at the top spot of the box office this past weekend, but it looks like 20th Century Fox is set to enjoy the last laugh. After only its second week of release, the newest installment in the mutant franchise has also become its highest grossing, having earned over $500 million globally, surpassing X-Men: The Last Stand, which previously held the series record with $459 million when it was released in 2006. Over the weekend, Days of Future Past earned $338 million internationally and $32.6 million in North America, adding to a domestic total of $162 million since it hit theaters on May 23rd.

Premised on time travel and featuring an all-star ensemble, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender and Halle Berry, the film has not only rewritten its continuity, but its financial history as well. X-Men may continue to attract new audiences in the coming weeks, but its popularity with critics and fans doesn’t rule out repeat viewings as an account of inflating profit margins.

The box office receipts are only expected to pile higher as Fox is on track to release the next feature in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, scheduled for 2016.

Here’s a list of all the films in the X-Men series, sorted by their worldwide box office grosses:

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $500.2 million
2. X-Men: The Last Stand – $459.4 million
3. The Wolverine – $414.8 million
4. X2: X-Men United – $407.7 million
5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – $373.1 million
6. X-Men: First Class – $353.6 million
7. X-Men – $296.3 million​


~Daniel Horowitz