‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Published 2 months ago by , Updated May 7th, 2014 at 7:58 am,

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While Captain America: The Winter Soldier broke all sorts of box office records in its unusual April release date, highlighting the broad appeal of the Marvel brand, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t quite carry the torch to new heights in its domestic summer opening last weekend.

Despite opening in the lucrative opening May summer weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 couldn’t topple Captain America’s second solo outing at the box office domestically, nor good it reach the opening weekend numbers of any of Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films from the original trilogy (adjusted for inflation) even with its 3D and IMAX ticket premiums.

We can’t compare The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to its rebooted predecessor since the latter opened mid-week later in the summer of 2012, but we can compare it to previous Marvel releases in May, where it barely beat out 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine – which wasn’t in 3D.

So while The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s $92 million haul in U.S. theaters may seem impressive at first glance, it’s lagging behind. That being said, the film is performing well overseas and will continue to earn for weeks to come.

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The more interesting and direct comparison is with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also opens this May and is coming off an inconsistent franchise track record, with series installments and spinoffs never quite reaching new financial heights ever since X-Men: The Last Stand burned a lot of positive buzz associated with the series.

Days of Future Past was originally scheduled for July before it moved up to May 23rd, and Marvel Studios’ two releases for 2014 are experimenting with non-summer releases in April (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and August (Guardians of the Galaxy). Out of the four, X-Men: Days of Future Past is expected to be the biggest earner. Variety reports that the X-Men team-up is on track to rake in $125 million domestically over the Memorial Day weekend.

Interestingly, with X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox is embracing the opposite approach of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which saw Sony revealing plenty of footage (read: too much) and info almost a year before the film was even set to hit theaters. So much was revealed in trailers, TV Spots and other online featurettes that – despite some of that footage not matching what’s in the theatrical cut – many moviegoers could piece together much of the film’s plot without having to see it in theater. And now fans are clamoring for a release of the Director’s Cut.

Note: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sits as the lowest-scored Spider-Man film on Rotten Tomatoes. We’re all waiting to see how X-Men: Days of Future Past performs among critics and fans.

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Unlike the releases for Marvel-branded films Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fox’s latest X-Men installment opens day and date worldwide – meaning moviegoers overseas won’t be seeing the film a week or two before North American audiences. Less spoilers, and one bigger event-esque weekend around the world for the mutants.

With a followup already scheduled for 2016 in X-Men: Apocalypse, along with other spinoffs and potential crossovers with Fantastic Four, much of the bigger picture plans for Fox’s Marvel franchise rides on the success of Days of Future Past which aims to “fix” some of the perceived continuity issues with the series to date and potentially relaunch it in a new direction going forward. That’s why Fox has spent so much on the production, which reports have listed as the most expensive superhero film of all-time, and the second most expensive film from Fox (sitting only behind Avatar).

For now, take another look at the current – well, past and future teams of X-Men coming to theaters in just a few weeks time with these 23 new X-Men: Days of Future Past character art. Note, these are the same promo shots of the characters we’ve seen in much of the previous artwork, but they have new backgrounds now!

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Storm X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Storm

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Sentinel Mark I X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Sentinel Mark I

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Quicksilver X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Quicksilver

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Professor X X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Professor X

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Mystique X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Mystique

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Magneto X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Magneto

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Kitty Pryde X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Kitty Pryde

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Iceman X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Iceman

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Havok X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Havok

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Future Sentinel X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Future Sentinel

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Erik Lehnsherr X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Erik Lehnsherr

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Colossus X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Colossus

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Charles Xavier X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Charles Xavier

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Blink X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Blink

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Bishop X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Bishop

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Beast X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Beast

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Wolverine X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Wolverine

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’70s Wolverine

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Warpath X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Warpath

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Trask X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Bolivar Trask

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Toad X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Toad

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Sunspot X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

Sunspot

X Men Days of Future Past Character Poster Stryker X Men: Days of Future Past Box Office Forecast and Character Art

William Stryker

For more X-Men: Days of Future Past one-sheets, check out the previous nine dramatic posters and the complete set of Empire character covers.

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More: X-Men: Days of Future Past Character Guide

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Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, Josh Helman, Evan Jonigkeit along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, and Daniel Cudmore.

X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014, followed by Fantastic Four on June 19th, 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on July 14th, 2017, and an unspecified Marvel film on July 13th, 2018.

Follow Rob on Twitter @rob_keyes for your X-Men comics and movie news!

Sources: Fox, TimeVariety

TAGS: the amazing spider-man 2, x-men, x-men days of future past

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  1. although wolverine is a great character in both the comics and in movies, he does not need to be the center piece of all marvel films, first class did it perfectly without him and is easily one of the best xmen movies to date, the xmen movies do not need to focus around just 1 or 2 of the characters like they are trying to do with mistique and wolverine, focus on the entire cast with a great story and most people will be happy with the outcome.

    • He’s not just the centerpiece, he hogs at least 80% of the runtime with 18% going to the other characters and the other 2% going to location shots or vfx.

    • Hopefully they will fix this because Hugh Jackman is talking about retiring from playing the character. Hopefully D of FP and future X-Men films will be more based on the team so that fans will stop complaining about this.

  2. Im not psychic but I would bet that a solo mystique movie will bomb…I doubt it will even get off the ground.

  3. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY THIS X-MEN MOVIE IS SOOO EXPENSIVE IS BECAUSE IT WAS FILMED IN 3D, AS PEOPLE KNOW FILMING IN 3D CAN INCREASE UP TO 35% OF THE PRODUCTION COST AND THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASON WHY STUDIOS NOW DO 3D CONVERSIONS INSTEAD…………..BRYAN SINGER WASTED MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF THE STUDIO’S MONEY THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE TO…

    • Why the sudden concern for studio money? Just curious…

  4. As long as Singer doesn’t go on another killing-spree, like he did in his awful trilogy, then everything should be fine. Also, I hope the movie is Man of Steel long in length, maybe longer, so many characters can be given justice in 2 hours.

    • Killing spree? he barely killed Jean Grey. you should take a look at who directed X3 and the writers.

  5. singer didn’t direct X-Men 3…

  6. Frankly, I’m skipping this. FOX, as such, has damaged Marvel Comics too much with the hostility over IP issues. And…”First Class” is really just too revisionist to count much. I won’t pay money to see a movie that mocks and ruins a meaningful part of my teenage years, thank you.

    And sure, I get it, a lot of this is FOX’s doing, but even Marvel proper no longer believes in taking a non-sexist, character-oriented approach to _X-Men_, so I shouldn’t be surprised that this thing’s going to be All Wolverine All The Time.

    • How do these movies mock and ruin a meaningful part of your teenage years. Even if you didn`t like how they adapted the comics, isn`t it a bit of an overstatement?.

  7. I read an interview with Bryan Singer in which he stated that the real focus of the movie is on Prof X. So I can’t help but wonder if the marketing of Wolverine is actually a clever piece of misdirection.

    • I hope that you are correct. Fans seem to be tired of Wolverine getting too much screen time.

  8. where the hell is nightcrawler, gambit, spike, cyclops, pyro, psylock? Some of the best xmen that there were!

    • Spike is actually in the movie.James

    • We all have our own “X men dream team”. We all have our favorite mutants. But there are so many. You just can`t please everyone.

  9. It’s over 10 years and people don’t get it yet….

    Fox Studios: X-Men (all mutants) & Fantastic Four and their characters in their franchise

    SONY Studios: Spider-man and its characters in the franchise

    Marvel Studios: Dared Devil (returned from FOX), Luke Cage, Iron Fish, Jessica Jones, Hero for hire will be on NETFLIX, Blade (returned to Marvel Studios), Iron man, Thor, Ghost Rider.

    Quicksilver and Scarlet witch can be legally used by Marvel Studios as long there are no mention of them being mutants/ related to Magneto. Both characters were equally used by Avengers and X-Men.

    So if spiderman were to be an avenger of some sort they wouldn’t use the recognizable costume nor mention him as he’s hero or real name.

    • LOL I said “Iron Fish” then I thought of Kanye West after

    • @FACT – Marvel Studios: Cap, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, War Machine, Falcon, Bucky, Vision, GOTG, Inhumans and so on, you didn’t even touch the surface with your Marvel Studio hero mentions. Also Punisher is a part of the Netflix deal as well.

      • The four Marvel Netflix shows are: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Plus a Defenders mini-series.

        • @Ken – Right, I didn’t mean to say ‘Punisher’, it’s just the four you mentioned. Should be very interesting how this mini-series plays out which I think is a very good idea by Marvel, every character is not going to be able to command a big screen appearance, so why not spread the wealth to some lesser known heroes on the small screen.

          • Instead of Daredevil, Jones, Iron Fist and Cage, I’d rather have Daredevil, Punisher and Ghost Rider shows. And while I love Defenders, I’d rather have those 3 characters do occasional team-up specials.

            BUT…I’m still excited about what Marvel could do on Netflix

            • Well I’m definitely cool with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jones on Netflix. Since it doesn’t appear like they’ll be on the big screen anytime you can’t just abandon them and leave them on the table. Besides I’ve always wanted to see Luke Cage and Iron Fist somewhere on the screen. But I’m sure we’ll see Ghost Rider and Punisher on the small screen soon as well. Every character simply isn’t made for the big screen, and I think these are such characters. Yeah I know Daredevil, Ghost Rider and Punisher had big screen movies, but looking back on them it should have never happened. These characters are better and tailor made to be on Netfilx or HBO with series.

  10. it look good.

    • It do.

  11. Well this movie, like the rest of the X-Men films, is just a disappointment. The whole story of it makes no sense at all, plus people that follow the films will find this movie confusing on all levels. A lot of people will ask: Where we’re the Sentinels in the other films (X1, X2, X3)?; Why is Prof. X walking in the past, but not in the future?; How did Wolverine get his adamantium claws back?. And the questions will keep coming the longer they watch this film. Not to mention, some of the characters they’re introducing have no purpose in the film whatsoever, mainly Rogue. And they completely ruined Bishop in the film. Since when did he used a gun to channel the energy he absorbs ?

    Non fans will love this movie, while true fans will avoided it by all means.

    • I have a feeling non comic book fans will make up the majority audience. The irony is, it’s called ‘X Men’ yet the main cast feature just two X Men, Xavier and Beast. Magneto, Mystique and Quicksilver are not X Men and neither was Wolverine during the time period DoFP is set. Most of the other characters will be bit parts. And with all due respect to Messrs McAvoy and Hoult, Beast and Xavier weren’t amongst the most interesting X Men.

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