X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST has done excellent business at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-earning X-Men film in the entire franchise with more than $748 million. But 20th Century Fox is still trying to beat one major milestone: triumphing over the $234.36 million domestic haul of Brett Ratner’s X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
“Future Past” is so close, currently sitting at $233.66 million. A theater-expansion push made by the studio during Labor Day weekend had the film playing in over 794 locations, earning close to $600k over the four-day period. During this weekend (September 5-7) it made an estimated $160k from 312 theaters. It needs just under $700k to reach X3’s goal, but with locations declining so rapidly (again) it will be a difficult possibility.