Hollywood held big expectations for this past Friday's X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it looks as if the cast and crew met that -- with aplomb. In the four-day holiday weekend, director Bryan Singer's film earned $111 million in domestic box office sales and $191 million in oversea business, for a total of $302 million -- topping all previous X-Men films going back to the 2000 original, also by Singer. X-Men: Days of Future Past also bested the opening weekend of the most recent superhero film, Amazing Spider-Man 2, by over $20 million.
"This record-breaking result reflects the incredible work done by the filmmakers and cast on this X-Men saga, together with the passion and diligence of the new global distribution and marketing team at Fox," said Paul Hanneman, Fox's co-president of worldwide marketing and distribution, in a statement.
With a reported budget of $200 million according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, X-Men: Days of Future Past is already out of the red and into the black -- seemingly assuring future films in the franchise in addition to 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.
Coming in second in this weekend's tally is last weekend's champ, Godzilla, placing a distant second with $39.4 million in domestic sales. Blended, Neighbors and Amazing Spider-Man 2 round out the top five, with Spidey earning $10 million over the weekend.