Box Office Top 3: X-Men Win As Alice Faces Apocalyptic Ticket Sales
"X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" both cost more than $170 million to make, but both made far less in their domestic debuts.By Jamal Andress | May 29, 2016
What's the quickest way to lose $100 million? Cast Johnny Depp in your summer blockbuster.
But before we get to that disaster, taking the No. 1 spot this week is "X-Men: Apocalypse," bringing in an estimated $65 million in its Memorial Day weekend debut. Analysts expect the film to bring in $80 million before the holiday weekend is over.
As far as X-Men openings go, this isn't the worst, but it's pretty bad. "X-Men: Apocalypse" is the sixth-best opening in the long history of the franchise. And if you adjust for inflation, it's the worst opening of the group by quite a bit.