Fox’s mutant mashup ranks third for the year globally, behind two other Marvel blockbusters
Fox’s “The X-Men: Days of Future Past” has crossed the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office in just three weeks of release.
The Marvel mutant mashup brought in $41.1 million from overseas and $15.1 million domestically this weekend. That puts its total at $189.5 million domestically and $420.5 million from foreign, for an overall global haul of $610 million.
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In the process, the seventh and most lucrative entry in the $2.3 billion comic book franchise pushed Fox International over the $1.5 billion mark at the worldwide box office for the year. China, where “Days of Future Past” has taken in $104 million, has been the top foreign market.
“Days of Future Past” currently ranks third on the global box office list for the year, behind two other Marvel Comics-based movies, Disney’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($709 million) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ ($698.2 million).
“Days of Future Past” is directed by Bryan Singer. Its time travel plot, from Simon Kinberg, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, merges the star-studded cast of the original “X-Men” trilogy with the 2011 reboot “X-Men: First Class.” Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman top an ensemble that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Peter Dinklage.