‘X-Men: First Class’ Racks Up $3.4M in Midnight Showings

Strong numbers have the comic-book franchise on pace for a $60M-plus opening

Last Updated: June 17, 2011 @ 9:09 AM

"X-Men: First Class" banked a strong $3.4 million in midnight showings, according to studio estimates. 

The latest in the mega-grossing mutant franchise bested other superhero films such as "Thor," which drew $3.25 million in its midnight screenings last month. 

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The well-reviewed sequel is on pace to breach the $60 million mark this weekend. 

It screened last night in 1,783 locations and will move into 3,641 theaters starting on Friday.

"First Class" was shot for around $160 million with the help of co-financers Dune Capital Management and Ingenious Media. Thanks to good notices and buzz, the film has managed to reverse its sluggish early tracking.