Box Office Milestone: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Hits Franchise Best $500M

9:52 AM PST 06/01/2014 by Pamela McClintock

Bryan Singer's superhero extravaganza has eclipsed the $459.4 million grossed by "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006.

In only its second weekend in release, X-Men: Days of Future Past has become the top-grossing title in the 20th Century Fox and Marvel superhero franchise, not accounting for inflation.

Directed by Bryan Singer, Days of Future Past took in $128.2 million globally in its second weekend for a world total of $500.2 million through Sunday, eclipsing the $459.4 million grossed by X-Men: The Last Stand in May 2006.

Days of Future Past has now earned $162.1 million domestically and $338.1 million internationally. The movie's weekend take included $32.6 million domestically and $95.6 million internationally.

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The movie, costing $200 million-plus to produce, features actors from the original X-Men trilogy of films and X-Men: First Class, including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Singer, who directed the first two X-Men films, also produced Days of Future Past alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, screenwriter Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker.

The last film in the franchise, The Wolverine, grossed $416.5 million globally in 2013, while X-Men: First Class, earned $353.6 million in 2011.

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