Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is roaring on the Box office right now. The family friendly Disney production “Alice Through the looking Glass” was released at the time but isn’t faring great. “Apocalypse” amalgamated $65 million in the three day weekend run. “Apocalypse” is still running behind the last sequel of this franchise “Days of Future Past “. “Days of Future Past” was released on the Memorial Day weekend in 2010.Fox domestic distribution Chief Chris Aronson commented on the collection of “Apocalypse” in a statement “We’re very happy with this result as we introduce new characters in the X-Men universe, And for us to be at this number globally already means we’re in good shape.”
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne and Lucas Till are appearing in their roles. Also a new set of actors have joined the franchise. “Oscar Isaac” joined as the Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp as storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as psylocke, and sophie Turner as the young Jane Grey. Hugh Jackman also made a short cameo as his role “Wolverine”.
Disney’s much awaited big budget movie “Alice through the Looking Glass” made a poor performance in the weekends. The movie received extreme bad reviews from critics and audiences. Also the lead actor of the move Johnny Depp was accused by his wife Amber Heard of domestic violence. The timing of this incident would have also affected the business of the movie.
Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis stated that “It’s disappointing. The domestic opening is wildly less than what every tracking service had us at, “We’re in the tentpole business. More often than not, they turn out to be huge successes. We’ll continue to take those big bets. In this instance, it didn’t turn out as we hoped.”
Surprisingly “Alice Through the looking Glass” fared even worse than “Tomorrowland” which was one of the biggest flop of Disney. However Disney can overlook the loss considering the studios global box office revenue in 2016. The company gathered whopping revenue of $4 thanks to “Captain America: Civil War ($1.11 billion)”, “Zootopia ($992 million)” and “The Jungle Book ($880 million)”. The Jungle Book even overran “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($871.1 million)”.