X-Men: Apocalypse has an overseas release on May 18, and like two of the highest grossing previous X-Men films, it has a Memorial Day slot.
A grand opening is evident, but so is a limited theatrical lifespan. If this holds true, then X-Men: Apocalypse will be the weakest superhero movie of 2016.
The most important question is not whether the movie can hold on or exceed its $318-$325 domestic peak, but if it can reach or exceed the level of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Days of the Future Past was a blockbuster that combined the previous cast with the newbies from X-Men: First Class. It earned $1033 million.
However, this one is devoid of the “franchise all-stars to the rescue” gimmick, says Forbes.
There might be diffculties for this movie to keep the pace, especially with Captain America: Civil War. Captain America: Civil War is threatening to make this X-Men team movie a mere franchise entry.
This ongoing Captain America legacy is now the biggest movie of 2016 internationally. Although it came in with some blockbuster releases, the Avengers were not stopped from taking over the box office.
Captain America: Civil War was released in the States on May 6, and has enjoyed sitting at the top position for the past two weekends of release.
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. After his debut in Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Captain America: Civil War. The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/ Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman. Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
The newest X-Men movie is scheduled to hit this Memorial Day Weekend. However, according to MovieWeb, it is not expected to fare as well as the other three big superhero movies of the year as of now.
According to Geek Nation, X-Men: Apocalypse finds a good number of the returning characters doing exactly what one would think they would be doing.
Professor X is teaching and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast only turns blue sometimes because the studio cannot let the audience forget that Nicholas Hoult is on screen. X-Men invented the modern superhero movie but this franchise needs to make a choice: evolve or die.