20th 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.