X-Men’ Rules World With Massive $261 Million Global Box-Office Opening

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” steamrolled the competition on its way to an estimated $90.7 million three-day Memorial Day weekend haul in North America, and added a huge $171 million from overseas for a whopping $261 million first weekend globally.

Fox’s Marvel Comics-based mutant mashup still has Monday to go, and should wind up with around $107 million domestically over the long holiday weekend. Last week’s No. 1 movie, “Godzilla,” was running a distant second with an estimated $30.5 million. And the weekend’s only other wide opener, the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy “Blended,” failed to ignite and was battling “Neighbors” for third place with around $14 million for the three days.

Produced for $200 million, “Days of Future Past” rolled out in 100 foreign countries this weekend, including China, the U.K., Russia and Mexico.

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