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X-Men ahead of Godzilla in U.S. Box Office

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: Mutant superhero film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" became No.1 on U.S. Box Office after it earned $90.7 million on Sunday.

It was expected that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” would earn $110 million by the end of Memorial Day. The film had already earned $261 million after it debuted at No. 1 in 199 countries worldwide.

"Godzilla" became number two with $31.4 million through Sunday, according to Rentrak. It is predicted the earnings of the monstrous movie would reach $39 million by the end Monday.

Romantic comedy "Blended" became No.3 after earning $14.2 million on Sunday.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the seventh movie in the X-Men franchise.

In the latest installment, Hugh Jackman's sharp-clawed Wolverine travels back in time to try and save the mutants from future destruction. To alter history, he is drawn into battle with the blue, shape-shifting Mystique, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the $200 million film.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars in “Godzilla” which is a remake of 1954 film by the same name. He fights the behemoth in the film.

"The film is holding strong even with huge competition in the marketplace and will have just under $160 million in North America through Monday," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.

"Blended" is a romantic comedy featuring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as single parents who are reunited blind date and both are staying at the same resort with their children.

Source: Reuters



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