X-Men: Days of Future Past hits half a billion worldwide to become highest-grossing X-Men movie to date

xmen-1520th Century Fox will certainly be celebrating today with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past crossing the half-billion mark at the global box office in its second weekend. Having pulled in $500.2 million, the time-travelling sequel is already the highest-grossing instalment of the X-Men franchise, having surpassed the $459.4 million haul of 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

In terms of domestic box office Days of Future Past currently sits in fourth place however, with its $162 million placing it behind X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($179.9 million), X2: X-Men United ($214.9 million) and X-Men: The Last Stand ($234.4 million), although it will surely overtake those in the coming weeks.

X-Men: Days of Future Past sees X-Men veterans Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Lucas Till (Havok), Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) and Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) joined in the cast by franchise newcomers Evan Peters (American Horror Story) as Quicksilver, Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) as Warpath, Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Bishop, Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3) as Blink, Adan Canto (The Following) as Sunspot, Evan Jonigkeit (Girls) as Toad, Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road) as William Stryker and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as Bolivar Trask. Read our reviews here and here.

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  • Romelle Bradford

    Congrats! Finally getting some deserving haul for the franchise.

    • brunson7721

      lol deserving? I pray for the day the franchise gets officially back to Marvel’s hands.

      • Romelle Bradford

        Yes deserving. Thank you

  • The Walking Cuban

    Great movie

  • jim

    I’ve always wondered, is domestic box office North America or just America?

    • Mitch

      I would say just america

      • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

        Pretty sure it’s North America, have never seen Canadian box office figures reported on their own. But can’t be certain.

  • Whowe

    I don’t think Evan Jonigkeit was on the show The Following. I didn’t recognize him and looking on IMDB it doesn’t show him as being on it.

    • http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com Flickering Myth

      You are correct, have no idea why we’ve put that after his name!

  • ramvanfan

    This doesn’t factor in inflation though right? So Last Stand is still on top. Or are we retconning the box office numbers now too?