20th Century Fox, which is releasing the film, is putting the debut at $95 million-$100 million. According to Variety, for the four-day weekend, the film is on pace to earn north of $100 million and could even hit $110 million, according to pre-release tracking.
“The reviews have been great and we’re confident that everyone, X-fans and non-X-fans, will see this movie and really like it,” said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution at 20th Century Fox.
With Director Bryan Singer at the helm of this popular franchise and an electric cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Michael Fassbender, X-Men: Days of Future Past is sure take audiences on in intense ride.
At the recent premier in New York Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor Xavier mentioned how Singer created a strong foundation as a director with the first “X-Men” movie in 2000. “Well, he is a visionary,” Stewart said. “He is a serious filmmaker. He knows the craft inside out. He knows what he wants, although sometimes it could be a roundabout process to get there.”
X:Men Days of Future Past opens everywhere Friday, May 23rd.