Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

'X-Men: The Last Stand' Sets Memorial Day Weekend Record

The comic-book film "X-Men: The Last Stand" manhandled the competition over the long Memorial Day weekend, setting box-office records with its four-day take of $122.9 million.

The third installment in the "X-Men" series from 20th Century Fox easily beat Sony Pictures' "The Da Vinci Code," which slipped to the No. 2 slot with weekend ticket sales of $42.4 million.

The debut of "X-Men" set the record for the largest Memorial Day weekend opening. The film also had the best single Friday in movie history.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:

1. "X-Men: The Last Stand," Fox, $122,861,157, 3,690 locations, $33,296 average, $122,861,157, one week.

2. "The Da Vinci Code," Sony, $42,437,372, 3,754 locations, $11,305 average, $144,918,409, two weeks.

3. "Over the Hedge," DreamWorks Animation, $35,322,115, 4,093 locations, $8,630 average, $84,377,727, two weeks.

4. "Mission: Impossible III," Paramount, $8,901,106, 3,053 locations, $2,916 average, $116,170,705, four weeks.

5. "Poseidon," Warner Bros., $7,087,413, 3,245 locations, $2,184 average, $46,730,150, three weeks.

6. "RV," Sony, $5,446,703, 2,481 locations, $2,195 average, $57,301,243, five weeks.

7. "See No Evil," Lionsgate, $3,437,537, 1,270 locations, $2,707 average, $9,400,956, two weeks.

8. "Just My Luck," Fox, $2,480,284, 1,604 locations, $1,546 average, $14,112,398, three weeks.

9. "United 93," Universal, $1,054,560, 781 locations, $1,350 average, $29,878,975, five weeks.

10. "Ice Age: the Meltdown," Fox, $985,778, 633 locations, $1,557 average, $190,694,600, nine weeks.

11. "An American Haunting," Freestyle Releasing, $909,568, 748 locations, $1,216 average, $14,881,118, four weeks.

12. "Akeelah and the Bee," Lionsgate, $902,487, 487 locations, $1,853 average, $17,120,350, five weeks.

13. "Fanaa," Yash Raj Films, $878,938, 72 locations, $12,207 average, $878,938, one week.

14. "Keeping Up With the Steins," Miramax, $708,972, 146 locations, $4,856 average, $2,023,812, three weeks.

15. "The Sentinel," Fox, $635,378, 246 locations, $2,583 average, $35,249,564, six weeks.

16. "Thank You For Smoking," Fox Searchlight, $594,770, 269 locations, $2,211 average, $23,018,040, 11 weeks.

17. "Friends With Money," Sony Pictures Classics, $500,958, 213 locations, $2,352 average, $12,464,311, eight weeks.

18. "Stick It," Disney, $474,757, 449 locations, $1,057 average, $24,656,848, five weeks.

19. "Deep Sea 3D," Warner Bros., $438,560, 46 locations, $9,534 average, $9,795,252, 13 weeks.

20. "Scary Movie 4," Weinstein Co., $419,670, 423 locations, $992 average, $88,444,035, seven weeks.