Last weekend's results closed out the month of May with a market gross of $1.01 billion, marking a 12 percent decline from May 2013's record $1.14 billion.
Standout performers for the month were few and far between. Fox and Bryan Singer successfully revived theX-Men franchise with Days of Future Past, earning a commendable $152.7 million in its first nine days of release. Meanwhile, Gareth Edwards and Warner Bros. relaunched Godzilla to a massive $171 million through sixteen days, while Universal's Neighbors has posted $126.8 million since its May 9 opening. Legs for all three have disappointed on some level, though--particularly Godzilla, which could become the first $90 million+ opener in history to fall short of a $200 million domestic total. Disney's Maleficent also contributed two-thirds of its healthy opening to May.
On the flip side, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tallied $191.7 million, while Million Dollar Arm, Blended, and A Million Ways to Die in the West all fell short of expectations that were modest to begin with. The three combined for just $67 million... (more)
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Edited by ShawnMR, 03 June 2014 - 01:30 PM.