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Thursday Night Previews: Apocalypse gives a Glimpse of the Future with $8.2 million

May 27th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse started off the Memorial Day long weekend with $8.2 million in 3,565 theaters during its Thursday previews. This is well back from Captain America: Civil War or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both of which earned more than $25 million. However, it is better than Days of Future Past, which earned $8.1 million, so there's a chance it will cracked $100 million over the four-day weekend. I think the reviews will be a major hindrance in that goal, unless fans like it a whole lot more than critics did. This time tomorrow, we will have the opening day numbers, as well as its CinemaScore, so we will have a better grasp on its opening weekend run.

Alice Through the Looking Glass was not as lucky earning $1.5 million during its previews. Granted, it is a family film and those rarely do as well as Fanboy films like X-Men: Apocalypse. However, The Jungle Book earned $4.2 million earlier this year, which is bad news. Granted, there were very few people who thought this film would top its predecessor, or The Jungle Book for that matter, so this opening is expected, more or less.

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