X-Men: Apocalypse Crushes Alice Through the Looking Glass at Box Office

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X-Men: Apocalypse took in an estimated $65 million at the weekend box office while Alice Through the Looking Glass opened in second with a mere $28.1 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, Apocalypse will likely make between $77 and 80 million domestically by the end of four-day holiday weekend. This would be roughly $30 million less that X-Men: Days of Future Past, which debuted with $110 million over Memorial Day weekend in 2014. While Apocalypse likely won’t outgross its predecessor or Deadpool, it should still be more than profitable. The same can’t be said about Alice Through the Looking Glass.

The sequel to the 2010 hit received overwhelmingly negative reviews and the box office returns weren’t much better. The holiday weekend will likely boost Alice up to $35 million, which is still pretty poor for a film that cost $170 million to make. Regardless, 2016 will go down as a great year for Disney at the box office, given the success of Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, and The Jungle Book. As a matter of fact, the studio is set to pass the $4 billion mark globally.

Meanwhile, The Angry Birds Movie dropped to #3 with $18.7 million, Captain America: Civil War came in at #4 with $15.1 million, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising finished in #5 with $9.1 million.

Check out the full weekend box office estimates below:

1. X-Men: Apocalypse: $65,000,000
2. Alice Through the Looking Glass: $28,112,000
3. The Angry Birds Movie: $18,700,000
4. Captain America: Civil War: $15,135,000
5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising: $9,100,000
6. The Jungle Book: $6,967,000
7. The Nice Guys: $6,370,000
8. Money Monster: $4,250,000
9. Love & Friendship: $2,496,000
10. Zootopia: $831,000

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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