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.
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.