So the US Box Office weekend 3 numbers are in!
Here's what the current US Box Office Top 5 looks like:
1. Green Lantern $52,685,000
2. Super 8 $21,250,000
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins $18,200,000
4. X-Men: First Class $11,500,000
5. The Hangover Part II $9,635,000
(Just FYI, Kung Fu Panda 2 fights for the no. 6 spot with $8,700,000 while Captain Jack Sparrow has sailed down to no. 8 with a booty of $6,236,000).
According to Box Office Mojo X-Men: First Class accumulated this $11 mil+ with it being screened at 3,375 cinemas across the US. This is 317 screens less than those of weekend 2. The Top 5 for weekend 2 is as below:
1. Super 8 $35,451,168
2. X-Men: First Class $24,128,986
3. The Hangover Part II $17,667,329
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 $16,543,166
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $10,945,764
So all those articles that were popping up all over the Net wondering if Super 8 could really upstage the First Class act by the X-Men got their answer- It did. But XFC still sat pretty at the number 2 spot.
I'm guessing it's the movie's studio (in this case Fox) that decides in how many cinemas a movie will screen. After seeing the tremendous response for the flick in Weekend 1 the number of screening theaters increased from 3,641 in weekend 1 to 3,692 for the next, enabling XFC get a cool $25 mil!
Though you can read about it in detail in this post, here's just a reminder about the first weekend takings:
1. X-Men: First Class $55,101,604
2. The Hangover Part 2 $31,381,234
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 $23,887,914
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $17,954,603
5. Bridesmaids $12,040,875
So there you have it guys! Our beloved X-Men First Class has totally netted in $119,925,000.
The movie was officially made on a budget of $160 million. But, they did receive up to $20 million back from tax cuts or breaks for filming overseas, etc., making the final budget around $140 million. And that's why you may find the budget figures fluctuate from article to article online.
You guys can scrutinize the Weekend 1, Weekend 2 & Weekend 3 figures for X-Men First Class & the other movies it had to battle all thanks to Box Office Mojo! Also special thanks to the 1 Million to save WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN Facebook group for the heads-up!
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