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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $155,442,489Details
International Box Office $387,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $542,742,489
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $11,322,794 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $21,430,131 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $32,752,925
Further financial details...

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 317 $155,442,489
All Time International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 138 $387,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 171 $542,742,489
All Time Domestic Box Office for Super Hero Movies 47 $155,442,489
All Time International Box Office for Super Hero Movies 31 $387,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Super Hero Movies 34 $542,742,489

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$178,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 27th, 2016 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: May 18th, 2016 (Wide) (France)
May 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
May 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
May 19th, 2016 (Wide), released as X-Men: Apocalisse (Italy)
May 19th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
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Video Release: September 9th, 2016 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images.
(Rating bulletin 2423 (Cert #50091), 5/4/2016)
Running Time: 136 minutes
Franchise: X-Men
Comparisons: vs. X-Men: Days of Future Past
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Mutants, Visual Effects, End of the World, Ancient Egypt
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Kinberg Genre, Hutch Parker, Donners’ Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $150m 223 $150,450,723 Jun 24, 2016 30
Fastest to $100m 141 $100,760,421 Jun 3, 2016 8
Biggest Domestic Monday 52 $14,040,571 May 30, 2016 4
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 47 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Top 20th Century Fox Weekend Domestic 18 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Top Action Weekend Domestic 62 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Top Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Weekend Domestic 43 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Top Live Action Weekend Domestic 83 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Biggest Domestic Sequel Weekend 93 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Top Super Hero Weekend Domestic 43 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Fastest to $50m 128 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 12 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $68,759,088 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 12 $79,810,133 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 24 $83,437,866 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day) 11 $65,769,562 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $68,759,088 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 11 $79,810,133 May 27, 2016 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 18 $83,437,866 May 27, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average 72 $15,848 May 27, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 52 4,150 May 27, 2016 3
Top 20th Century Fox Day Domestic 29 $26,302,191 May 27, 2016 1
Biggest Domestic May Day 98 $26,302,191 May 27, 2016 1

Leading Cast

   Professor Charles Xavier
   Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto

Supporting Cast

Oscar Isaac    En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse
Nicholas Hoult    Hank McCoy/Beast
Rose Byrne    Moira Mactaggert
Tye Sheridan    Scott Summers/Cyclops
Sophie Turner    Jean Grey
Olivia Munn    Psylocke
Lucas Till    Alex Summers/Havok
Kodi Smit-McPhee    Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Evan Peters    Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver
Josh Helman    Col. William Stryker
Ben Hardy    Angel
Alexandra Shipp    Ororo Monroe/Storm
Lana Condor    Jubilee
Warren Scherer    Horseman-Pestilence
Rochelle Okoye    Horseman-Famine
Monique Ganderton    Horseman-Death
Fraser Aitcheson    Horseman-War
Abdulla Hamam    Lead Conspiracy Guard
Hesham Hammoud    Conspirator Guard
Antonio Daniel Hidalgo    Conspirator Guard
Al Maini    High Priest
Berdj Garabedian    Old Apocalypse
Ally Sheedy    Scott's Teacher
Anthony Konechny    School Jock
Emma Elle Paterson    School Cheerleader
Manuel Sinor    Fight Announcer
Gustave Ouimet    Defeated "Blob"
Lukas Penar    Electric Panel Guard
Ryan Hollyman    Mr. Summers
Joanne Boland    Mrs. Summers
Erika Heather Mergl    Tab Girl
Nabeel El Khafif    Falafel Shop Owner
Manuel Tadros    Clan Akkaba Leader
Abanoub Andraous    Clan Akkaba Disciples
Carolina Bartczak    Magda
T.J. McGibbon    Nina
Davide Chiazzese    Cairo Shoe Shop Vendor
Sebastian Naskrent    Milosz
Boris Sichon    Polish Worker
Martin Skorek    Lead Polish Inspector
Kamil Orzechowski    Jakob
Michael Terlecki    Polish Police Archer
Ahmed Osman    Threatening Cairo Vendor
Ziad Ghanem    Egyptian Street Vendor
Moataz Fathi    Egyptian Street Vendor
Tomas Lemarquis    Caliban
James Loye    CNN Reporter
Zerha Leverman    Ms. Maximoff
Herb Luft    News Anchor
Stephen Bogaert    Pentagon General Hastings
John Bourgeois    Pentagon General Radford
Conrad Coates    Pentagon General Fields
Dan Lett    Defense Secretary Weisberg
Adrian G. Griffiths    Military Official Brown
Shawn Campbell    Military Submarine Official
Joe Cobden    Air Force Official
Henry Hallowell    Foyer Student
Danielle Dury    Fish Bowl Girl
Naomi Frenette    Kissing Girl
A.J. Risi    Kissing Guy
Raphael Dury    Computer Guy
Ian Rosenberg    Darts Guy
Mary Pier Guadet    Student in Drapes
Josh Madryga    Student in Drapes
Allen Keng    Student in Drapes
Tally Rodin    Student in Drapes
Scott Cook    Student in Drapes
Francis Limoges    Table Surfing Student
Tsu Ching Yu    Table Surfing Student
Karl Walcott    Alkali Soldier
Desmond Campbell    Alkali Guard
Ian Geldart    Alkali Communications Officer
John Ottman    Confused Tech
Linda Joyce Nourse    Kenyan Teacher
Zeljko Ivanek    Pentagon Scientist
Christopher MacCabe    Fishing Boat Captain
Chris Cavener    Fisherman
Ronald Tremblay    Fisherman
Joseph Bellerose    Harbor Master
Philippe Hartmann    Harbor Employee
Sebastien Teller    Russian Submarine Sailor
Alexander Peganov    Russian Submarine Sailor
Simon Therrien    US Weapons Technician
Patrice Martre    US Weapons Technician
James Malloch    Mystery Man


Stan Lee    Himself
Joanie Lee    Herself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Simon Kinberg    Screenwriter
Michael Dougherty    Story by
Bryan Singer    Story by
Dan Harris    Story by
Simon Kinberg    Story by
Simon Kinberg    Producer
Bryan Singer    Producer
Hutch Parker    Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner    Producer
Stan Lee    Executive Producer
Todd Hallowell    Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen    Executive Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel    Director of Photography
Grant Major    Production Designer
John Ottman    Editor
Michael Louis Hill    Editor
John Dykstra    Visual Effects Designer
John Ottman    Composer
Louise Mingenbach    Costume Designer
Jason Taylor    Co-Producer
John Ottman    Co-Producer
Blondel Aidoo    Co-Producer
Roger Mussenden    Casting Director
Kathleen McGill    Unit Production Manager
Josh McLaglen    First Assistant Director
Bethan Mowat    Second Assistant Director
Brian Smrz    Second Unit Director
Jeff Habberstad    Stunt Coordinator
James M. Churchman    Stunt Coordinator
Mike Scherer    Stunt Coordinator
Trevor Habberstad    Stunt Coordinator
Paul Leonard    Stunt Coordinator
Nick Brandon    Stunt Coordinator
Walter Garcia    Fight Coordinator
Garrett Warren    Fight Coordinator
Kathleen McGill    Associate Producer
Daniel Auclair    Production Manager
Justin Haut    Production Supervisor
Michele Laliberte    Supervising Art Director
Veronique Meunier    Art Director
Caroline Alder    Art Director
David Gaucher    Art Director
Jean Kazemirchuk    Art Director
Anne Kuljian    Set Decorator
Alex Touikan    Set Designer
Celine Lampron    Set Designer
Glenn Bydwell    Set Designer
Sharon Birnbaum    Set Designer
Christine Mary Wilson    Script Supervisor
Craig Berkey    Supervising Sound Editor
John Larsen    Supervising Sound Editor
Craig Berkey    Sound Designer
Paul Massey    Re-recording Mixer
Christopher Dowell    Post-Production Supervisor
Ryan Chavez    First Assistant Editor
Micah Wolf    Second Assistant Editor
Matt Tassone    Assistant Editor
Susan Dawes    Dialogue Editor
Jim Brookshire    Dialogue Editor
Warren Hendriks    Sound Designer
Lee Gilmore    Sound Designer
James Ashwill    Foley Mixer
Blake Collins    Foley Mixer
Daniel Grant North    Costume Supervisor
Rita Ciccozzi    Make up
Rosalina Da Silva    Make up
Felix Lariviere-Charron    Hairstylist
Kim De Pietro    Location Manager
Steve Hamilton    Special Effects Supervisor
Cara E. Anderson    Special Effects Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Home Market Releases for October 4th, 2016

October 4th, 2016

The Wailing

The theme for this week on the home market is “good, but not great”. There are a lot of releases, but almost none of them rise above merely good. This meant there were very few contenders for Pick of the Week and the only real choice was The Wailing. It earned perfect reviews, so even though the Blu-ray isn’t loaded with extras, it is still the best release of the week. More...

Home Market Releases for September 6th, 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Iron Giant

It is a big week with a ton of home market releases, including several that were contenders for Pick of the Week. There were two limited releases in that group, Love and Friendship and Tale of Tales. Love and Friendship got better reviews, but Tale of TalesBlu-ray is more interesting in my mind. Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is a great Blu-ray box set and would make an amazing gift. As for the Pick of the Week, that was an easy choice: The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray. Although if you are a hardcore fan, then the Ultimate Collector’s Edition might be worth the $75. More...

Weekend Estimates: Newcomers Can’t Dislodge Suicide Squad

August 21st, 2016

Suicide Squad

Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Star Trek Tops Chart, but still Weakest in Reboot Franchise with $59.25 million

July 26th, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

As expected, Star Trek Beyond earned first place on the weekend box office chart and while it didn’t live up to my lofty predictions, it still did very well with $59.25 million. The next two wide releases, Lights Out and Ice Age: Collision Course, had nearly identical openings with $21.69 million and $21.37 million respectively. For Lights Out, this is a breakout opening and means it is practically guaranteed a profit and will likely get a sequel. For Collision Course, it is a sign that they should retire the franchise. Both The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters earned $20 million, meaning every film in the top five topped that mark, tying with the record most recently set last May. The overall box office was 20% higher than last week at $196 million. This is also 29% higher than the same weekend last year. Since last week, the year-over-year competition got a little closer at $6.55 billion to $6.41 billion. 2016 is still ahead by 2.2%, but this is less than the ticket price inflation. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Star Trek’s Previews are in the Stratosphere at $5.5 million

July 22nd, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond got off to a fast start with $5.5 million during its midnight previews. This is $2 million more than Ghostbusters made last weekend, plus it has better reviews. On the other hand, it is a sequel, so the comparison isn’t perfect. We could compare it to the previous installment in the franchise, but that film opened on a Wednesday. X-Men: Apocalypse earned $8.4 million in its previews, but that film earned weaker reviews and is a comic book movie, which tend to be more front-loaded. I was a little more bullish than most with my prediction, but this result make me feel a lot better. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Star Trek go Above and Beyond the Competition?

July 21st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond leads a pack of three wide releases this weekend and there are some who think it will have the best live-action release since Captain America: Civil War. That would be great news for the overall box office. Ice Age: Collision Course has to deal with direct competition and terrible reviews, but it should still do relatively well thanks to goodwill its franchise has built up. The final new release of the week is Lights Out. This low-budget horror film won’t need to earn $20 million over the weekend to break even, but there’s a slim chance it will. In fact, The Secret Life of Pets should easily add another $20 million to its running tally, and Ghostbusters has a good shot at doing the same. So we could have five films earning $20 million over the weekend for the first time in a year. We should have three films earning more than $25 million. Meanwhile this weekend last year, there were no films that earned more than $25 million. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year competition with ease. More...

Contest: Green With Envy

July 8th, 2016


It is an easy week to pick the target film for the Box Office Prediction Contest. I’m not 100% sure The Infiltrator is opening truly wide, plus it is a Wednesday release. On the other hand, if Fandango is correct, Ghostbusters will be the biggest comedy of the summer and if early tracking is correct, it will have the best non-family film opening since X-Men: Apocalypse. Regardless if they are correct, Ghostbusters is the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Ghostbusters.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Green Room on Blu-ray, plus an additional previously reviewed movie. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize, consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Thursday Night Previews: Independence Day Doesn't Really Surge

June 24th, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence started its box office run with $4 million during Thursday previews. That's not good. That's twice as much as the $2 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earned a few weeks ago, but half as much as the $8.2 million X-Men: Apocalypse earned the week before that. It is identical to Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which opened last summer. If you compare its opening to all three films, taking into account Out of the Shadows' younger target audience and Apocalypse's Fanboy nature, then Resurgence will likely opened with between $50 million and $60 million. Hopefully it is performing better internationally. More...

International Box Office: Dory Earns $50 Million to Dump Warcraft

June 22nd, 2016

Finding Dory

Finding Dory started its international run in first place with $50.0 million in 29 markets. Its biggest market was China, where it earned second place with 18.15 million over the weekend and $18.18 million including previews. This is not a lot of money compared to last week's winner; however, China is not a market that is kind to animated films. Before this year, no animated movie had earned more than $100 million in China and the current record is held by Zootopia at $235.77 million. Zootopia only made $23.99 million during its opening weekend in China, so this isn't a bad start for Finding Dory. Additionally, Finding Dory doubled Zootopia's opening in Australia with $7.63 million on 524 screens. It also performed very well in Argentina ($3.5 million) and in Russia ($3.25 million on 1,220 screens). It is still too early to tell if Finding Dory will top $1 billion worldwide, but this start gives box office watchers a reason to be optimistic. More...

International Box Office: Warcraft Crushes Competition in China on way to $185.8 Million Weekend

June 16th, 2016


Warcraft roared into first place with $185.8 million in 52 markets for totals of $261.7 million internationally and 285.9 million worldwide. There are some amazing news to report from over the weekend, but also some bad news. First the positive news. The film broke records in China earning $156.17 million during its five-day opening. That topped the previous record held by Furious 7. Unfortunately, outside of China, its box office run was much closer to its North American debut. For example, it earned second place in South Korea with $4.26 million on 736 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.09 million. Because of how much money the film is earning in China and how little of that the studio sees, the film could make $600 million internationally and still struggle to break even. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Conjuring Conquers Competition with $40.41 million

June 14th, 2016

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

As anticipated, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist led the weekend box office with ease pulling in $40.41 million. The second place film, Warcraft, earned 40% less. Now You See Me 2 only managed third place and it will need a lot of help to break even. The overall box office was $152 million, which is 13% more than last weekend. However, it was also more than $100 million less than this weekend last year. Normally a 44% collapse like this only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. In this case, it's because of Jurassic World. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a substantial margin at $4.76 billion to $4.54 billion. 2016's lead is now 4.8%, more than a full percentage point lower than it was this time last week, but hopefully Finding Dory will help prevent a similar descent this week. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Scare the Industry?

June 9th, 2016

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

If this weekend is as bad as some fear it will be, it could begin to cause a panic among some studio executives. Two of the three wide releases are sequels and there are some who expect both to fail to match their predecessors by significant margins. If this happens, we will have six sequels failing to match expectations during a four-week stretch. Worse still, there are more than six additional sequels left to open before the end of summer. (Finding Dory seems safe, but the rest could flop as well.) The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist should come out on top at the box office, but with less than the original made. Now You See Me 2 will likely continue Lionsgate's losing streak. Meanwhile, Warcraft could do well enough in China to justify a sequel, which is great news, because it will likely bomb here. This weekend last year, Jurassic World opened with $208 million. There's no way the entire box office will make that much this year. 2016 is going to get pummeled in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Apocalypse Tops Weekend Chart, Zootopia Hits $1 billion

June 9th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse returned to top spot on the international chart with $84.4 million in 66 markets for totals of $286.0 million internationally and $403.0 million worldwide. Most of the film's weekend haul came from China, where it earned first place with $59.33 million. This is the best opening in the franchise in that market. The film has yet to open in Japan, but will likely fall out of the top ten before it gets there. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Turtles Open First, but Isn't Powerful with a $35.32 Million Opening

June 7th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Two of the three new wide releases failed to make much of an impact at the box office over the weekend. This includes the overall number one film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. It earned $35.32 million during its opening weekend, which isn't as bad as some feared, but it is also well below its predecessor's opening. Me Before You did very well in a counter-programming role with $18.72 million. Finally, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office earned $133 million, which is 19% lower than last weekend, but that is an acceptable post-holiday decline. Compared to last year, the box office this year was lower, but by less than 0.1%. Year-to-date, 2016's lead has grown to $250 million or 5.9% at $4.56 billion to $4.30 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles Power to $35.25 Million Debut

June 5th, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will top the box office chart this weekend with a respectable $35.25 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The weekend as a whole is looking fairly ordinary though, thanks in large part to the muted debuts of X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass last weekend, and their predictably-steep post-Memorial-Day declines. Apocalypse is off 66% this weekend to $22.325 million and $116.5 million in total. Alice will eke out $10.7 million or so for a two-week total of $50.8 million. Overall, the market will be down about 1% from the same weekend last year, and 20% below the comparable weekend from 2014. More...

Weekend Predictions: Throwing Shade on the New Releases

June 2nd, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

It's one of those weekends where the bigger the release is, the worse its reviews are. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the only film expected to top $100 million domestically and its reviews are just 31% positive. Me Before You is expected to be a midlevel hit, but its reviews have slipped to 47% positive. Meanwhile, most analysts think Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will bomb, but its reviews are by far the best at 81% positive. This weekend last year, Spy opened with just under $30 million. Out of the Shadows should top that, while both years have similar depth. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Alice is Looking Up

June 2nd, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass opened in first place on the international chart with $65.0 million in 43 markets for a worldwide opening of $91.9 million, not including holiday Monday. The film's biggest opening was in China, where it made $26.88 million. It also did well in Mexico opening in first place with $4.85 million. On the other hand, it had mediocre openings in Russia (second place with $3.95 million on 1,199 screens), in the U.K. (second place with $3.33 million in 603 theaters) and in Australia (first place with $2.18 million on 503 screens). Those three openings were similar to a $20 million opening here, more or less. If the film can get to $300 million to $350 million worldwide, then it will have a shot at breaking even, eventually. It opens in France this week, Japan next month, and closes its international run in South Korea in September. It will be a while before we will know where it ends. More...

Contest: Apocalypse Wow: Winning Announcement

June 1st, 2016


The winners of our Apocalypse Wow contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for X-Men: Apocalypse opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: X-Men has Okay Opening with $79.81 million, Alice suffers Apocalyptic Opening

May 31st, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

Last Memorial Day was bad with Tomorrowland leading the way with $33.03 million / $42.68 million. This year things were a bit better, with X-Men: Apocalypse earning $65.77 million / $79.81 million. Again, this is okay, but not outstanding. It's record-breaking compared to Alice Through the Looking Glass, which took in $26.86 million / $33.51 million. It's Disney's first bomb of the year. Don't feel bad for them, as they also set the record for fastest to $4 Billion Worldwide over the weekend. Overall, the box office was at $164 million, which was 20% better than last weekend and 18% better than last year. Including Monday, the box office pulled in $205 million, which was 6.3% more than last Memorial day. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $4.39 billion, which is 5.4% or $220 million more than last year's figure of $4.16 billion. (This does include Monday of last year, because of the misalignment of holiday. This is the last misaligned holiday till Labor Day.) More...

Weekend Estimates: X-Men Debuts to $80 Million Long Weekend

May 29th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

The X-Men franchise has an impressive track record of Memorial Day openings, starting with X-Men: The Last Stand, which became the first film to gross $100 million over the 3-day part of the long weekend back in 2006. Days of Future Past grossed $90 million this weekend two years ago. In that context, a 3-day opening of $65 million for X-Men: Apocalypse is very much on the low end of expectations, although not too far behind the $72 million we were expecting earlier in the week. It’s a start that points towards a total domestic box office between $130 million and $150 million, even with the extra boost of another $15 million or so expected on Monday. That leaves the international markets with a lot to do, and the news overseas hasn’t been that great, with about $115 million in the bank after most markets opened last weekend. More...

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. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apocalypse vs. Alice

May 26th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

It's Memorial Day long weekend and there are two wide releases trying to take advantage of the holidays. X-Men: Apocalypse is the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, but it is earning among the worst reviews. Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, which was a surprise $1 billion hit back in 2010. Neither film is expected to live up to its predecessor, but both are expected to be hits. This weekend last year, San Andreas opened with $54.59 million over three days. Apocalypse will top that over three days, while it might take Alice four days to get there. More...

International Box Office: Apocalypse Leaves World Intact with $103.2 million

May 25th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse started its international run in first place with $103.2 million. At first glance, that's a good start. On the other hand, the film is playing in 75 markets, so it doesn't have a lot of markets left to open in. Back to the original hand, one of the markets it has yet to open in is China. The film's biggest single market was the U.K., where it opened in first place with $10.99 million in 598 theaters. This is nearly 30% less than Days of Future Past earned and with weaker reviews, it will likely have weaker legs. The movie-to-movie decline was even steeper in Russia, where it was down 38% to $6.41 million on 1,208 screens, and in Australia, where it was down 39% with $4.68 million on 574. On the other hand, it was down a mere 6.4% in Mexico to $8.8 million and actually rose 22% in the Philippines to $4.9 million. If it can get to $600 million worldwide, then the film will break even some time during its home market run. More...

Contest: Anger Management: Winning Announcement

May 25th, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie

The winners of our Anger Management contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Angry Birds Movie opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Apocalypse Wow

May 19th, 2016


There are two films opening wide next week: X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Neither is earning good reviews, but one of them has to be the number one film of the weekend. I think Apocalypse is the clear favorite here and it is the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize of previously reviews DVD and / or Blu-rays. I grabbed a few more boxes from storage, so we can do winner's choice again. The choices are, two movies, one TV on DVD release, three single-disc kids DVDs, or two items from the mystery box. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/27 1 $65,769,562   4,150 $15,848   $65,769,562 1
2016/06/03 2 $22,825,484 -65% 4,153 $5,496   $116,998,716 2
2016/06/10 5 $9,915,017 -57% 3,585 $2,766   $136,289,212 3
2016/06/17 6 $5,309,290 -46% 2,632 $2,017   $146,157,126 4
2016/06/24 8 $2,489,881 -53% 1,679 $1,483   $151,141,872 5
2016/07/01 13 $905,638 -64% 630 $1,438   $153,503,093 6
2016/07/08 18 $410,257 -55% 288 $1,425   $154,499,734 7
2016/07/15 21 $276,998 -32% 250 $1,108   $154,985,087 8
2016/07/22 27 $184,319 -33% 194 $950   $155,333,829 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/27 1 $26,302,191   4,150 $6,338   $26,302,191 1
2016/05/28 1 $20,493,504 -22% 4,150 $4,938   $46,795,695 2
2016/05/29 1 $18,973,867 -7% 4,150 $4,572   $65,769,562 3
2016/05/30 1 $14,040,571 -26% 4,150 $3,383   $79,810,133 4
2016/05/31 1 $6,514,207 -54% 4,150 $1,570   $86,324,340 5
2016/06/01 1 $4,285,264 -34% 4,150 $1,033   $90,609,604 6
2016/06/02 1 $3,563,628 -17% 4,150 $859   $94,173,232 7
2016/06/03 3 $6,587,189 +85% 4,153 $1,586   $100,760,421 8
2016/06/04 2 $9,405,003 +43% 4,153 $2,265   $110,165,424 9
2016/06/05 2 $6,833,292 -27% 4,153 $1,645   $116,998,716 10
2016/06/06 2 $2,428,013 -64% 4,153 $585   $119,426,729 11
2016/06/07 2 $3,024,317 +25% 4,153 $728   $122,451,046 12
2016/06/08 3 $2,046,736 -32% 4,153 $493   $124,497,782 13
2016/06/09 3 $1,876,413 -8% 4,153 $452   $126,374,195 14
2016/06/10 6 $2,757,227 +47% 3,585 $769   $129,131,422 15
2016/06/11 5 $4,266,746 +55% 3,585 $1,190   $133,398,168 16
2016/06/12 5 $2,891,044 -32% 3,585 $806   $136,289,212 17
2016/06/13 6 $1,073,890 -63% 3,585 $300   $137,363,102 18
2016/06/14 6 $1,468,706 +37% 3,585 $410   $138,831,808 19
2016/06/15 6 $1,132,024 -23% 3,585 $316   $139,963,832 20
2016/06/16 6 $884,004 -22% 3,585 $247   $140,847,836 21
2016/06/17 9 $1,404,348 +59% 2,632 $534   $142,252,184 22
2016/06/18 6 $1,998,671 +42% 2,632 $759   $144,250,855 23
2016/06/19 6 $1,906,271 -5% 2,632 $724   $146,157,126 24
2016/06/20 7 $661,482 -65% 2,632 $251   $146,818,608 25
2016/06/21 8 $761,110 +15% 2,632 $289   $147,579,718 26
2016/06/22 8 $595,927 -22% 2,632 $226   $148,175,645 27
2016/06/23 9 $476,346 -20% 2,632 $181   $148,651,991 28
2016/06/24 8 $737,671 +55% 1,679 $439   $149,389,662 29
2016/06/25 8 $1,061,061 +44% 1,679 $632   $150,450,723 30
2016/06/26 9 $691,149 -35% 1,679 $412   $151,141,872 31
2016/06/27 10 $337,843 -51% 1,679 $201   $151,479,715 32
2016/06/28 10 $482,854 +43% 1,679 $288   $151,962,569 33
2016/06/29 10 $400,998 -17% 1,679 $239   $152,363,567 34
2016/06/30 11 $233,888 -42% 1,679 $139   $152,597,455 35
2016/07/01 14 $255,336 +9% 630 $405   $152,852,791 36
2016/07/02 13 $350,258 +37% 630 $556   $153,203,049 37
2016/07/03 13 $300,044 -14% 630 $476   $153,503,093 38
2016/07/04 13 $208,074 -31% 630 $330   $153,711,167 39
2016/07/05 13 $160,840 -23% 630 $255   $153,872,007 40
2016/07/06 14 $123,093 -23% 630 $195   $153,995,100 41
2016/07/07 - $94,377 -23% 630 $150   $154,089,477 42
2016/07/08 - $117,840 +25% 288 $409   $154,207,317 43
2016/07/09 - $176,097 +49% 288 $611   $154,383,414 44
2016/07/10 - $116,320 -34% 288 $404   $154,499,734 45
2016/07/11 - $52,596 -55% 288 $183   $154,552,330 46
2016/07/12 - $62,863 +20% 288 $218   $154,615,193 47
2016/07/13 - $47,019 -25% 288 $163   $154,662,212 48
2016/07/14 - $45,877 -2% 288 $159   $154,708,089 49
2016/07/15 - $77,310 +69% 250 $309   $154,785,399 50
2016/07/16 - $116,294 +50% 250 $465   $154,901,693 51
2016/07/17 - $83,394 -28% 250 $334   $154,985,087 52
2016/07/18 - $40,844 -51% 250 $163   $155,025,931 53
2016/07/19 - $49,001 +20% 250 $196   $155,074,932 54
2016/07/20 - $41,144 -16% 250 $165   $155,116,076 55
2016/07/21 - $33,434 -19% 250 $134   $155,149,510 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/27 1 $94,173,232   4,150 $22,692   $94,173,232 1
2016/06/03 2 $32,200,963 -66% 4,153 $7,754   $126,374,195 2
2016/06/10 6 $14,473,641 -55% 3,585 $4,037   $140,847,836 3
2016/06/17 7 $7,804,155 -46% 2,632 $2,965   $148,651,991 4
2016/06/24 9 $3,945,464 -49% 1,679 $2,350   $152,597,455 5
2016/07/01 14 $1,492,022 -62% 630 $2,368   $154,089,477 6
2016/07/08 19 $618,612 -59% 288 $2,148   $154,708,089 7
2016/07/15 20 $441,421 -29% 250 $1,766   $155,149,510 8
2016/07/22 29 $292,979 -34% 194 $1,510   $155,442,489 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 5/20/2016 $4,649,494 574 574 2059 $11,473,963 7/14/2016
Brazil 5/19/2016 $0 0 0 0 $17,300,000 6/13/2016
Bulgaria 5/20/2016 $107,471 0 0 0 $313,864 7/12/2016
China 6/2/2016 $57,550,000 91627 91627 160964 $120,500,000 7/5/2016
Czech Republic 5/19/2016 $201,863 140 140 323 $483,352 7/5/2016
France 5/18/2016 $0 0 0 0 $15,100,000 6/20/2016
Italy 5/19/2016 $2,008,002 0 0 0 $5,813,981 6/29/2016
Japan 8/12/2016 $3,100,000 655 655 655 $3,100,000 8/15/2016
Lithuania 5/20/2016 $38,179 170 170 418 $123,452 7/8/2016
Mexico 5/19/2016 $6,963,549 0 0 0 $17,863,274 6/28/2016
Netherlands 5/19/2016 $820,964 103 103 594 $2,402,496 7/22/2016
New Zealand 5/20/2016 $761,904 150 150 519 $1,920,808 7/22/2016
Poland 5/20/2016 $269,532 0 0 0 $1,082,378 6/2/2018
Portugal 5/20/2016 $228,977 83 83 377 $859,114 7/14/2016
Russia (CIS) 5/20/2016 $6,410,809 1208 1208 3831 $10,962,283 6/29/2016
Slovakia 5/19/2016 $111,827 69 69 157 $222,522 7/6/2016
Slovenia 5/20/2016 $15,635 16 16 55 $54,553 6/15/2016
South Korea 5/19/2016 $7,555 4 1258 2487 $22,006,769 8/2/2016
Spain 5/20/2016 $1,862,955 741 741 2615 $5,420,065 8/5/2016
Turkey 5/19/2016 $708,037 609 609 2082 $2,465,877 7/1/2016
United Kingdom 5/20/2016 $10,673,865 598 598 2900 $24,267,467 7/6/2016
Rest of World $123,563,782
International Total$387,300,000 6/2/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/9/20161264,558 264,558$3,965,724$3,965,7245
10/16/2016578,863-70% 343,421$1,182,156$5,147,8816
10/23/2016749,694-37% 393,115$744,913$5,892,7947
10/30/20161041,345-17% 434,460$619,762$6,512,5558
11/6/20161224,427-41% 458,887$361,031$6,873,5869
11/13/20161121,020-14% 479,907$277,884$7,151,47110
11/20/20161710,856-48% 490,763$160,452$7,311,92311
11/27/201619103,373+852% 594,136$1,120,563$8,432,48612
1/1/20172413,230 711,498$133,094$9,597,08017

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/9/20161557,066 557,066$11,135,749$11,135,7495
10/16/2016497,544-82% 654,610$1,949,907$13,085,6566
10/23/2016642,798-56% 697,408$813,592$13,899,2487
10/30/2016633,084-23% 730,492$661,021$14,560,2698
11/6/2016723,688-28% 754,180$455,993$15,016,2629
11/13/2016626,921+14% 781,101$417,546$15,433,80810
11/20/20161113,888-48% 794,989$260,119$15,693,92711
11/27/20163211,879+1,426% 1,006,868$2,684,501$18,378,42812
12/4/20161333,382-84% 1,040,250$476,362$18,854,79013
1/1/20171911,785 1,122,648$129,401$19,912,76217
1/29/20171517,454 1,156,021$173,840$20,245,15221

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