The X-Men franchise has always been an underdog in the superhero genre, and that continues heading into Memorial Day Weekend. While the latest entry didn't do Batman V Superman or Civil War opening night numbers during its Thursday night preview in 3,565 theaters, X-Men: Apocalypse did manage to pull in a healthy $8.2 million when it debuted at 7PM last night. This was definitely enough to beat X-Men: Days of Future Past, the previous team effort that landed back in the summer of 2014.

X-Men: Days of Future Past collected $8.1 million during its Thursday night previews when it opened in the exact same Memorial Day frame just two years ago. It went onto have a $35.5 million Friday. As it stands now, the third entry X-Men: The Last Stand, which debuted way back in 2006, still holds the best Memorial Day Friday opening with $45.1 million. It doesn't look like Apocalypse is going to reach that plateau, at least according to