|Still from X-Men - First Class|
X-Men: First Class had a first-in-class opening weekend at the Box Office, taking in $53 million from 3,641 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Although a solid opening, this is considered weak for a Marvel Comics adaptation. Reviews however, have been strong for the Film starring an Oscar-caliber Cast of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Rose Byrne. Rotten Tomatoes pegs it at 87% on its Tomatometer.
The Hangover Part II is still going strong in its second week, slipping to second with $35 million after a record-setting opening. It is v. close to surpassing the $200 million mark domestically.
Meanwhile, Kung Fu Panda 2 continues to perform strong in third with $22 million this weekend in its second week, putting it just ahead of former Box Office-topper Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in fourth with $16.5 million in its third week of release.
Bridesmaids just surpassed the $100 million-mark in earnings this weekend in fifth spot with $12 million (a second Movie in the Top Ten for Byrne) and more notably, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris in Limited Release (147 theatres) is performing well in eighth spot with $2.4 million.