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Post by Admin on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:38 am

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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Ahead of THOR, Behind X-MEN ORIGINS:WOLVERINE: Midnight Box Office
Zac Gille | Jun 3, 2011

Michael Fassbender as Magneto, X-Men: First Class

Paul Walker-Vin Diesel's FAST FIVE to Pass $200 Million, Kristen Wiig's BRIDESMAIDS to Pass $100 Million: Box Office

X-Men: First Class scored $3.37 million in Thursday midnight screenings at 1,783 locations in North America, reports Box Office Mojo. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Stardust), produced by Bryan Singer, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, and Jason Flemyng, the X-Men prequel is expected to gross somewhere between $50m-$70m in North America this weekend.

For comparison's sake: Marvel hero Thor earned $3.25m at midnight screenings at 1,800 sites; the Kenneth Branagh-directed fantasy-adventure went on to gross $65.72m on its first weekend out. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides took in $4.7m at midnight screenings, going on to gross $90.15m over the weekend. Fast Five pulled in $3.8m at midnight, and grossed $86.19m over the weekend. Note: both Thor and On Stranger Tides were boosted by costlier 3D ticket prices.

Also worth noting, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, brought in $5m at midnight screenings in May 2009. Starring Hugh Jackman, Wolverine collected $85.95m on its first weekend.

So far this year, Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part II is the midnight record-holder, having collected $10.4m.

Photo: X-Men: First Class (Murray Close / 20th Century Fox)
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Friday Report: 'X-Men: First Class' Gets Tripped Up
by Brandon Gray
X-Men: First Class

June 4, 2011

On Friday, Wolverine's absence was felt as X-Men: First Class's attendance hit a franchise low in its debut. The Hangover Part II crashed after a wild opening, while Kung Fu Panda 2 didn't save face.

X-Men: First Class squeaked by with a passable estimated $21 million on approximately 6,900 screens at 3,641 locations, but it's looking more like the fanboy fantasia it sounded like when first announced than something that will advance the franchise. Sure, the first X-Men movie opened to nearly $21 million, but $21 million in 2011 is not the same as $21 million in 2000. X-Men's start was the equivalent of over $30 million adjusted for ticket price inflation. More telling, though, is that First Class was a sizable step down from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which made $34.4 million on its opening day, and it was even less than The Incredible Hulk's $21.5 million.

Included in X-Men: First Class's gross was its $3.37 million midnight launch. That was encouraging because it was more than Thor's $3.25 million midnight, but First Class turned out to be more front-loaded. Thor's Friday opening ended up at $25.5 million (en route to a $65.7 million weekend). The debut of another fanboy fantasia, Watchmen, could be a better comparison to First Class: Both movies had exceptionally high results in Box Office Mojo's "when will you see it" polling that didn't equal correspondingly high grosses.

X-Men: First Class's opening reiterates the danger of rebooting a still prominent franchise without a clean break and the passage of a lot of time (Wolverine was just two years ago). While wanting to restart things after the quality issues of Wolverine and X-Men: The Last Stand was understandable, First Class was just a Wolverine-less prequel. First Class's marketing, which sent mixed messages by including references to the previous movies, didn't go into the movie's actual story. It merely focused on seeing what the X-Men were like when they were young and the brewing disagreement between Professor X and Magneto, which was already covered in the previous movies. That First Class still made $21 million on its first day could be seen as a sign of the franchise's popularity.

Trajectory: If First Class is like similar titles, its Friday gross points to a weekend close to $54 million.

The Hangover Part II tumbled 65 percent Friday-to-Friday to an estimated $10.5 million. The percentage drop was almost as bad as Sex and the City 2's at the same point, and, of course, was much steeper than the first Hangover's 38 percent fall. Since Wednesday, Hangover Part II has been making less or about the same amount as its predecessor, though its cumulative gross was nearly twice as much at $164.9 million in nine days, ranking as the 26th highest-grossing nine-day opening of all time (and second to The Matrix Reloaded among R-rated movies).

Kung Fu Panda 2 didn't take the same beating as Hangover Part II, but it was still battered in its second Friday. Retreating 52 percent, the animated sequel generated an estimated $6.3 million, increasing its sum to $82.4 million in nine days. The percentage drop was more extreme than Madagascar (42 percent) and any Shrek movie at the same post-Memorial Day point. The first Kung Fu Panda was down nearly 51 percent in its second Friday (which was a week later on the calendar), though it pulled in $10 million and had a much higher total.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides continued its descent: off 53 percent, the supernatural swashbuckler grabbed an estimated $5.1 million for a $177.3 million tally in 15 days. Bridesmaids, on the other hand, delivered another stellar hold. The comedy eased 23 percent to an estimated $3.6 million, increasing its sum to $98.7 million in 22 days. It will cross the $100 million mark on Saturday, and its Universal Pictures stable mate, Fast Five, will pass the $200 million line on Saturday as well.
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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Has 'Modest' Opening?: Box Office
Zac Gille | Jun 4, 2011

Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, featuring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, and others, opened with an estimated $21m on Friday, June 3, including about $3.3m from midnight screenings, according to early, rough estimates found at Deadline.com.

If those estimates are correct, X-Men: First Class is expected to earn $53m over the weekend; in other words, at the lower end of expectations and considerably less than Thor's $65.7m (though, admittedly, Thor had the advantage of costlier 3D tickets).

Deadline's Nikki Finke quotes a Fox executive saying the studio expects X-Men: First Class to land "somewhere around Batman Begins ($48.7M) and X-Men ($54.4M)." Minor detail: in (approximate) 2011 dollars, Batman Begins would have earned $60m and X-Men $79m.*

Also on Friday, The Hangover Part II, starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms, collected an estimated $11m, and is expected to reach $35m for the weekend. That figure is lower than many pundits had predicted.

At no. 3, Kung Fu Panda 2 drew an estimated $6.2m on Friday. The weekend haul is expected to be $22m.

Next in line are Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with $4.9m on Friday and $16.5m for the weekend, and Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids with $3.5m on Friday and $12m for the weekend.

Remember, those are unofficial early, rough estimates. Official Friday estimates will come out Saturday morning. Weekend estimates will be released on Sunday, and weekend box-office actuals will come out on Monday. Expect some figures to go up; others to go down.

* Using the "movie inflation calculator" found at Box Office Mojo, which, generally speaking, reflects "average" ticket prices each year based on estimates by the National Association of Theater Owners.

Photo: X-Men: First Class (Murray Close / 20th Century Fox)
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'X-Men' mutants weaken with $56M prequel debut (AP)
Source: AP Sun Jun 05, 2011, 1:18 pm EDT

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Michael Fassbender portrays Erik Lehnsherr in a scene from 'X-Men: First Class.' (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Murray Close)

LOS ANGELES - Young X-Men don't have the same box-office superpowers as their older selves.

"X-Men: First Class" had a solid No. 1 opening with a $56 million weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

But the 20th Century Fox prequel chronicling the formative years of the comic-book mutants found smaller audiences than the franchise's first four big-screen adventures, which featured older versions of the X-Men.

Debut weekends for the last three "X-Men" flicks ranged from $85.1 million to $102.8 million. The original "X-Men" opened 11 years ago with $54.5 million, but that would amount to about $80 million today adjusting for ticket-price inflation.

Fox distribution executive Chris Aronson said the studio achieved its goal of opening the prequel at about the same revenue numbers as the original "X-Men."

"This is just an excellent start in launching a brand new chapter of the `X-Men' franchise," said Aronson, dismissing comparisons to the $85.1 million debut of Hugh Jackman's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in 2009.

"You can't compare this one to any of the other `X-Men' movies, except maybe" the first one, Aronson said. "Something like `Wolverine' is a totally unfair comparison because that had a bonafide worldwide star in Hugh Jackman and arguably the most popular character in the `X-Men' stable."

The prequel presents a rising cast of new talent rather than the established stars of the franchise's previous chapters.

"X-Men: First Class" features James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Marvel Comics mutants Professor X and Magneto, roles originated by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the characters' older years.

The prequel follows their first meeting, early alliance and eventual falling out as they take opposite approaches in their dealings with ordinary humans fearful of the superpowered mutants.

The movie added $64 million from 74 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $120 million.

The previous weekend's top movie, the Warner Bros. sequel "The Hangover Part II," fell to second-place with $32.4 million. That raised its domestic total to $186.9 million but represented a steep 62 percent drop from its huge opening weekend.

Still, with overall receipts rising for the fourth-straight weekend, Hollywood continued on a summer box-office tear that has helped studios recover from a dismal first quarter.

Domestic revenues totaled $164 million, up 27 percent from the same weekend a year ago, when "Shrek Forever After" was No. 1 with $25.5 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

"We're definitely on a roll compared to the first quarter, when we were so used to having one down weekend after another," said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Hollywood continued to close the gap between revenues this year and last year. Receipts through Sunday totaled $4.2 billion, off 7 percent compared to 2010's.

Earlier this year, revenues had been down by more than 20 percent as a weak lineup failed to live up to 2010's big winter releases.

DreamWorks Animation and Paramount's sequel "Kung Fu Panda 2" slipped from second- to third-place in its second weekend with $24.3 million. The animated adventure raised its domestic total to $100.4 million.

Also crossing the $100 million mark was Universal's comedy "Bridesmaids," which held up well in its fourth weekend with $12.1 million. That lifted its domestic haul to $107.3 million.

The year's top-grossing film domestically, Universal's action sequel "Fast Five," pulled in $3.2 million and crept past the $200 million mark.

But Disney's sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is closing in, grossing $18 million to raise its domestic take to $190.3 million.

Both movies have done far more business overseas, with the latest "Pirates" installment now at a worldwide total of $790.7 million and "Fast Five" climbing to $568.6 million globally.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "X-Men: First Class," $56 million.

2. "The Hangover Part II," $32.4 million.

3. "Kung Fu Panda 2," $24.3 million.

4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $18 million.

5. "Bridesmaids," $12.1 million.

6. "Thor," $4.2 million.

7. "Fast Five," $3.2 million.

8. "Midnight in Paris," $2.9 million.

9. "Jumping the Broom," $865,000.

10. "Something Borrowed," $835,000.
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New 'X-Men' tops class at worldwide box office

LOS ANGELES | Mon Jun 6, 2011 8:53am IST

(Reuters) - The fifth movie in the "X-Men" series took the No. 1 spot at the worldwide box office after selling about $120 million worth of tickets, distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday.

"X-Men: First Class," a relaunch of the Marvel comic book franchise, opened at No. 1 across the United States and Canada with $56 million -- fulfilling the studio's expectations, even if some analysts were predicting a $60 million start.

Its international tally of $64 million from 74 markets included about 30 No. 1 debuts, including Britain ($9 million), France ($7.7 million), Mexico ($5.3 million) and Brazil ($4 million).

"X-Men" was the No. 2 pick overseas, behind "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" with $69.4 million.

Even though the North American opening was sharply lower than most of the earlier films in the "X-Men" franchise, it all but guarantees there will be more films revolving around the exploits of a stable of mutant superheroes.

"We have successfully launched a brand new chapter of this franchise," said Chris Aronson, senior vice president for domestic distribution at the News Corp (NWSA.O) unit.

"X-Men: First Class," which reportedly cost about $160 million to make before tax credits, is a prequel dealing with the formative years of the future superheroes. Both critics and fans hailed the new direction.

Instead of hiring A-list talent, Fox went with critically acclaimed British director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") and actors James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. The cast also includes recent Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, "Mad Men" actress January Jones and Kevin Bacon.

McAvoy and Fassbender play the lead roles originated by Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in 2000's "X-Men" and two sequels. A 2009 spinoff "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, opened to $85 million in North America. Jackman has a cameo in the new film.
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Box Office: A Muted Start for X-Men's Baby Mutants
By Richard Corliss Sunday, June 05, 2011

The raw figures say that X-Men: First Class, Marvel's latest extension of its mutant-superhero franchise, won the weekend with $56 million at the North American box office, according to early studio estimates. The film-long flashback — in which young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) opens his school for the gift-abled and first locks wills with his turbulent future rival Magneto (Michael Fassbender) — launches what Marvel hopes will be a series as profitable as the first three X-Men films, from 2000 to 2006, and its 2009 prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman.

So is First Class a hit or a flop?

Like a mother scanning her child's report card, a movie company knows that grades are a balancing act: achievement vs. expectations. X-Men's parent studio, 20th Century Fox, had to be ecstatic that First Class received a Harvard-worthy 88 grade from the Rotten Tomatoes survey of critics' reviews, and mildly pleased with the B-plus rating from the CinemaScore survey of people who saw the film opening day. And indeed, First Class did exceed the numbers that Fox had publicly predicted, which was that the movie's opening-weekend gross would be somewhere between $45 million and $55 million. So good work, lad, for acing your assignment — where can we take you for a celebratory snack? (See why Richard Corliss gives X-Men: First Class a failing grade.)

Or should First Class be sent to bed without supper? The movie's $56 million was the puniest winning total of any of the year's late-spring blockbusters (Fast Five, Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hangover Part II). True, it suffered the smallest Friday-to-Saturday dip, 5%, of any of the five films in the X-Men series — but it had the smallest opening day, and thus a lower perch to fall from. First Class started afresh with a cast of attractive young actors, so it lacked the star quality (i.e., Jackman) of the previous pictures. But surely the star of the franchise is its title?

The movie's revenue haul was also well below other industry predictions, most of which started at $60 million and bid higher. In his Friday forecast, for example, Box Office Mojo's Brandon Gray pegged the weekend grosses of Hang II, Kung Fu 2 and Pirates 4 within a few hundred-thousand dollars each of today's figures, but guessed that First Class's take would be $69 million, or about 23% above today's announced gross. In a recently robust movie season, when the domestic box office has rebounded from a five-month slump, $56 million for a $150 million film that cost another $80 million to publicize isn't so hot. Overseas, First Class opened to $64 million in 76 territories; and superhero movies generally make their big stash overseas. Returns from abroad may be the determining factor in whether X-Men: First Class gets promoted to the next grade: a sequel for the prequel. (See TIME's guide to the best summer movies.)

Elsewhere in mainstream-movieland, no equivocation was needed. This weekend's total beat the same frame last year by about 30%, as most of the May hits kept coasting to dreamy grosses. Hang II picked up another $32.4 million, and should hit $200 million midweek, by the time it concludes its first fortnight in theaters. Fast Five, the year's first runaway hit, has already hurdled $200 million in domestic theaters, and Pirates 4 is nearly there. Worldwide, the Johnny Depp adventure is mammoth: it will clear $800 million worldwide thus week. Kung Fu Panda 2 is softer, but a $226.5 million global take after 11 days is still a nice ball of fur. And Bridesmaids, May's one girlie-girlie breakout comedy, again displayed its great legs by dropping only 27% (the weekend's other top-10 holdovers fell by 50% or more) to pass $100 million domestic — a big milestone for a movie that cost only $32 million to make.

Down in the Lilliput of indie films, the giant was Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which expanded from 58 to 147 theaters and grossed $2.9 million, for a 17-day total of $6.9 million, plus another $11.5 million in foreign climes. (Allen's films often make their big boodle abroad: his 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona earned $23.2 million here, $73.2 million there.) Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, going from four venues to 20, pulled in a cosmic $621,000, for a weekend-best $31,050 per theater. Of the new releases, the oh-geez-my-old-dad's-gay comedy Beginners began well with $135,000 in five houses, while the Brit teen comedy Submarine came close to tanking, with $40,800 in eight theaters. By any parent's rationalization, that's a failing grade for a classy comedy. (See why Submarine was a cagey delight for Richard Corliss.)

Here are the Sunday estimates of this weekend's top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, as reported by Box Office Mojo:

1. X-Men: First Class, $56 million, first weekend
2. The Hangover Part II, $32.4 million; $186.9 million, second week
3. Kung Fu Panda 2, $24.3 million; $100.4 million, second week
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, $18 million; $190.3 million, third week
5. Bridesmaids, $12.1 million; $107.2 million, fourth week
6. Thor, 4.2 million; $169.1 million, fifth week
7. Fast Five, $3.2 million; $202.1 million, sixth week
8. Midnight in Paris, $2.9 million; $6.9 million, third week
9. Jumping the Broom, $865,000; $35.9 million, fifth week
10. Something Borrowed, $835,000; $36.6 million, fifth week
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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Pirates' Out-Class 'X-Men'

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides reigned over the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row and extended its lead as the biggest movie of 2011 so far. Close behind for the weekend was The Hangover Part II, which added some key markets, and X-Men: First Class, debuting in most of the world.

Raking in an estimated $69.4 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides slowed 45 percent from last weekend, but its foreign haul climbed to $600.4 million. On the all-time foreign gross chart, the supernatural swashbuckler ranked 16th, and it won't be long before On Stranger Tides exceeds the final grosses of Dead Man's Chest ($642.9 million) and At World's End ($654 million) and lands in the Top Ten. On Stranger Tides' top three single markets were Japan ($61.5 million), Russia ($57.1 million) and China ($53 million). Add in its domestic gross ($190.3 million), and the movie's worldwide take stood at $790.7 million, ranking 31st on the all-time worldwide gross chart.

Entering 13 more countries for a total of 53, The Hangover Part II grossed $63.8 million over the weekend, lifting its sum to $154 million or 79 percent of the first Hangover's entire run. The comedy sequel was off 34 percent overall in its holdover markets, led by the U.K. ($6.3 million, beating First Class for the proper three-day weekend), Australia ($6.1 million, fending off First Class) and France ($5.1 million). Its two biggest openings were in Germany and Russia. In Germany, it drew $13 million (including previews), tripling the first Hangover's start and ranking as the top-grossing start ever for a 16-rated comedy. In Russia, it posted $5.1 million, which was the biggest-grossing debut ever an American comedy there. It was also neck-and-neck with Kung Fu Panda 2's second weekend, stronger than First Class's opening and triple its predecessor. The next key markets for Hangover Part II are Spain on June 23 and Japan on July 1.

X-Men: First Class was unleashed in 74 countries and drew $61 million, which was close to X-Men: Wolverine's openings in the same countries overall. First Class was projected by distributor 20th Century Fox to be No. 1 in around 30 countries over the weekend, and its top-grossing ones were the United Kingdom and France. In the U.K., it made $9 million (including previews), which was off nine percent from Wolverine, while, in France, it nabbed $7.1 million, up two percent from Wolverine.

In most of its markets, First Class's gross was marginally higher than Wolverine, like in Australia ($5.1 million), or down, like in Spain and Russia, but major improvements mostly in Asia put it over the top. In South Korea, First Class raked in $5.4 million or more than two and half times Wolverine's start, and big gains were made in Taiwan (five times Wolverine), Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia (distributor 20th Century Fox's highest-grossing opening ever). All told, First Class posted franchise-high opening grosses in 14 countries.

Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda 2 landed in fourth with $38.4 million in 26 markets, increasing its total to $120.9 million. It added 15 smaller territories, including the United Arab Emirates, where it delivered the biggest-grossing animated opening ever with an estimated $1.3 million, and Vietnam, where it logged the highest-grossing opening ever with $1 million. Its holdovers, though, were the main contributors. In China, the animated sequel packed an estimated $13.9 million for a $48 million tally, and it was No. 1 again in South Korea with $9 million ($24.4 million total) and it added $5 million in Russia (for a $24 million tally). Next weekend, Kung Fu Panda 2 enters 13 more markets, including the U.K., Brazil and Mexico.
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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Least Attended X-MEN Movie in US; a Hit Overseas: Box Office
Zac Gille | Jun 6, 2011

X-Men: First Class scored $55.1 million — including about $3.37m from Thursday midnight screenings — in North America over the June 3-5 weekend, according to box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Stardust), produced by Bryan Singer, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, and Jason Flemyng, the X-Men prequel was the least attended of all the X-Men films. Even so, a movie that earns $55m in its first three days could hardly be considered a flop — a disappointment for those who were expecting figures to at least match Thor's $65m opening.

X-Men: First Class' per-theater average was a solid — though hardly outstanding — $15,134 at 3,641 locations. Official budget: $160m.

Now, the good news: X-Men: First Class opened in 74 territories, grossing an estimated $61m — a figure similar to that of X-Men Origins: Wolverine a couple of years ago as per Box Office Mojo's Brandon Gray. Now, the US dollar was generally stronger two years ago; that does make a difference when comparing international grosses.

In any case, X-Men: First Class performed particularly well in the United Kingdom, France, and East Asian countries, especially South Korea and Taiwan, where it far outperformed Wolverine.

Photo: X-Men: First Class (Murray Close / 20th Century Fox)
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Box Office results for June 9

Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:01 am

buy this photo Dr. Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult) demonstrates his mutant powers to Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) in "X-Men: First Class." Murray Close/20th Century Fox

Box Office

Compiled by Hollywood.com for last Friday-Sunday. Films are ranked in order of total domestic three-day (Friday-Sunday) ticket sales -- the dollar amount listed after each film's title and distributor -- followed by number of theater locations, average receipts per location and then total gross and number of weeks in release.

1. "X-Men: First Class," Fox, $55,101,604, 3,641 locations, $15,134 average, $55,101,604, one week.

2. "The Hangover Part II," Warner Bros., $31,381,234, 3,615 locations, $8,681 average, $185,808,194, two weeks.

3. "Kung Fu Panda 2," Paramount, $23,887,914, 3,952 locations, $6,045 average, $100,028,372, two weeks.

4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Disney, $17,954,603, 3,966 locations, $4,527 average, $190,200,880, three weeks.

5. "Bridesmaids," Universal, $12,040,875, 2,919 locations, $4,125 average, $107,167,230, four weeks.

6. "Thor," Paramount, $4,250,044, 2,780 locations, $1,529 average, $169,122,948, five weeks.

7. "Fast Five," Universal, $3,165,355, 2,237 locations, $1,415 average, $201,979,665, six weeks.

8. "Midnight in Paris," Sony Pictures Classics, $2,769,992, 147 locations, $18,843 average, $6,796,731, three weeks.

9. "Something Borrowed," Warner Bros., $848,013, 688 locations, $1,233 average, $36,673,330, five weeks.

10. "Jumping the Broom," Sony, $844,909, 589 locations, $1,434 average, $35,907,300, five weeks.

11. "Rio," Fox, $738,518, 691 locations, $1,069 average, $136,690,395, eight weeks.

12. "Water For Elephants," Fox, $694,517, 572 locations, $1,214 average, $55,733,195, seven weeks.

13. "The Tree of Life," Fox Searchlight, $618,291, 20 locations, $30,915 average, $1,250,226, two weeks.

14. "Ready," Eros, $460,238, 97 locations, $4,745 average, $460,238, one week.

15. "Priest," Sony Screen Gems, $376,365, 583 locations, $646 average, $28,713,577, four weeks.

16. "Rango," Paramount, $239,040, 254 locations, $941 average, $122,152,494, 14 weeks.

17. "Source Code," Summit, $234,874, 288 locations, $816 average, $53,850,556, 10 weeks.

18. "Soul Surfer," Sony, $204,050, 245 locations, $833 average, $41,746,300, nine weeks.

19. "Born to Be Wild," Warner Bros., $187,756, 47 locations, $3,995 average, $6,326,531, nine weeks.

20. "Insidious," Film District, $180,449, 160 locations, $1,128 average, $53,010,822, 10 weeks.

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'X-Men: First Class' tops box office with $56M in opening weekend, stoking hope for more mutant pics
BY ETHAN SACKS
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, June 05, 2011

'X' marked the spot at the multiplex this weekend.

"X-Men: First Class," raked in a healthy $56 million -- and another $64 million internationally -- to take the top spot at the box office.

Fox pinned its hopes on director Matthew Vaughn's prequel, starring Michael Fassbender, January Jones and James McAvoy, to reinvergerate - and reboot - the franchise about mutant super heroes battling in a world that fears them.

"I hate to put it like this, but 'X-Men' successfully excelled at launching a new chapter in the franchise," said Chris Aronson, senior vice president of domestic distribution at Twentieth Century Fox.

The haul was painted by some industry experts as a disappointment considering the $102.7 million opening weekend for 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand."
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-13/-super-8-is-weekend-s-top-movie-with-37-million-x-men-prequel-in-no-2.html

‘Super 8’ Is Weekend’s Top Movie With $35.5 Million; ‘X-Men’ Prequel No.2
By Michael White and Boris Korby - Jun 13, 2011 4:31 PM PT

“Super 8,” the science-fiction thriller from Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, was the top film at U.S. and Canadian theaters over the weekend, debuting with $35.5 million in ticket sales for Paramount Pictures.

“X-Men: First Class,” News Corp. (NWSA)’s fifth film about mutants with super powers, and starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, dropped to second place from first with $24.1 million in its second weekend, Hollywood.com Box-Office said in an e-mailed statement.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011
'X-Men: First Class' Finishes First At Box Office

The superhero prequel outclasses sequels 'The Hangover Part II' and 'Kung Fu Panda 2' in the weekend's box-office tally.
By Ryan J. Downey


Michael Fassbender in "X-Men: First Class"
Photo: 20th Century Fox

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" may have been the big winner at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, but when it came to drawing people to theaters over the weekend, no film beat "X-Men: First Class." The superhero reboot/prequel came in first in the latest box-office tally with a $56 million debut. And while the mutant movie's estimated opening is the worst of the franchise, "First Class" bears the distinction of being the best-reviewed "X-Men" flick since 2003's "X2: X-Men United."

While the first "X-Men" movie took in less than "First Class" when it debuted in 2000, with adjustments for ticket-price inflation it fared better than the new film. Eighty-eight percent of critics liked "X-Men: First Class," according to film-review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (aka "X-Men 4"), in comparison, sits at 37 percent on the Tomatometer.
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http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/XMen_packs_a_punch_in_opening_week_earns_Rs145_Crore-nid-84856.html

X-Men' packs a punch in opening week, earns 14.5 Crore
By IANS, Friday, 17 June 2011, 03:22 Hrs

New Delhi: Director Matthew Vaughn and his writers did a fascinating job in depicting the mutant universe, their fears and their need to belong in "X-Men: First Class" and the action-adventure flick has not only received rave reviews, it has earned rich dividends at the Indian box office by grossing 14.5 crore in the opening week.

Starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, Fox Star Studios' action offering has reportedly received the biggest opening for a non-3D Hollywood movie in 2011. It has surpassed weekend collections of the franchise's previous films in the country, including the 2009 super hit "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" starring Hugh Jackman by grossing 10.02 crore in the opening weekend.

"'X-Men' is doing very well till now. The first week saw 80 percent occupancy and second week is 70 percent. People are really liking the film despite the original guy Hugh Jackman not being in the film. The film is supposed to be a prequel to 'X-Men' series. The previous films have created lot of excitement so people are curious to see the new film," Munish Sharma, general manager (marketing) Satyam Cineplexes, told IANS.

Apart from the original, the dubbed versions of "X-Men: First Class" in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu too hit the screens here.

"The film is doing well in metros and the occupancy is between 80 to 90 percent," Yogesh Raizada, corporate head (Cinemas) of Wave Cinemas, told IANS.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the film's focus is on Erik Lensherr or Magneto, beginning with the same scene that the first "X-Men" opened to in a concentration camp. It moves through his hatred of the man who killed his father.

Vaughn teamed up with Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman to write the screenplay of the movie.

"'X-Men: First Class' is an exceptionally well made film packed with a gripping storyline and splendid performances. We are glad that audiences from across the country are appreciating the film's entertainment value and given the strong word of mouth coming from all centres, we are confident that the film will have an extended run," said Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, in a statement.

The film is doing well in the US as well and it features second on the online edition of New York Times box office top five list, while the Washington Post newspaper website has listed it in the best five critics' pick.
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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/xmen-packs-a-punch-in-opening-week/159974-8-67.html

'X-Men' packs a punch in opening week
IANS
Posted on Jun 16, 2011 at 03:35pm IST

New Delhi: Director Matthew Vaughn and his writers did a fascinating job in depicting the mutant universe, their fears and their need to belong in X-Men: First Class and the action-adventure flick has not only received rave reviews, it has earned rich dividends at the Indian box office by grossing Rs.14.5 crore in the opening week.

Starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, Fox Star Studios' action offering has reportedly received the biggest opening for a non-3D Hollywood movie in 2011. It has surpassed weekend collections of the franchise's previous films in the country, including the 2009 super hit X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman by grossing Rs.10.02 crore in the opening weekend.

"X-Men is doing very well till now. The first week saw 80 percent occupancy and second week is 70 percent. People are really liking the film despite the original guy Hugh Jackman not being in the film. The film is supposed to be a prequel to X-Men series. The previous films have created lot of excitement so people are curious to see the new film," Munish Sharma, general manager (marketing) Satyam Cineplexes, told.
'X-Men' packs a punch in opening week

Apart from the original, the dubbed versions of X-Men: First Class in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu too hit the screens here.

"The film is doing well in metros and the occupancy is between 80 to 90 percent," Yogesh Raizada, corporate head (Cinemas) of Wave Cinemas, told.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the film's focus is on Erik Lensherr or Magneto, beginning with the same scene that the first X-Men opened to in a concentration camp. It moves through his hatred of the man who killed his father.

Vaughn teamed up with Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman to write the screenplay of the movie.

"X-Men: First Class is an exceptionally well made film packed with a gripping storyline and splendid performances. We are glad that audiences from across the country are appreciating the film's entertainment value and given the strong word of mouth coming from all centres, we are confident that the film will have an extended run," said Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, in a statement.

The film is doing well in the US as well and it features second on the online edition of New York Times box office top five list, while the Washington Post newspaper website has listed it in the best five critics' pick.
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