After its whopping $36 million opening day on Friday, we have more box office figures for X-Men: Days of Future Past. The superhero sequel, which was directed by Bryan Singer, has taken in an estimated $90 million over the three-day weekend, with an additional $171 million from international markets for a $261 million worldwide haul after just three days.
With the Memorial Day holiday tomorrow, X-Men: Days of Future Past is expected to earn over $107 million dometic over the four-day weekend. Last weekend's winner, Godzilla, is expected to earn $39.5 million over the extended holiday weekend frame, with the weekend's other new release, Blended, taking in an estimated $14 million, battling Neighbors for third place.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, which cost an estimated $200 million to produce, opened in 3,996 North American theaters this weekend, and in over 100 foreign countries, including China, Mexico, the U.K. and Russia.
The sequel's $90 million three-day weekend falls just short of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million), Warner Bros.' Godzilla ($93.1 million) and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million) for the highest three-day opening weekend of the year. X-Men: Days of Future Past also fell just short of X-Men: The Last Stand's three-day opening of $102 million on Memorial Day weekend in 2006.