X-Men: Apocalypse Defies Critics With Strong Start Overseas

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 7:33AM
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Monday, 23 May 2016 - 7:33AM
X-Men: Apocalypse Defies Critics With Strong Start Overseas
Though the US will have to wait until the end of this week to see it, X-Men: Apocalypse has already been unveiled in a number of key foreign markets. Early word from those countries is that Bryan Singer's movie made a decent start to its box-office run, taking in over $100 million in its opening weekend run. 

X-Men: Apocalypse has received an indifferent reaction from critics (we actually quite liked it), but the majority of buzz from fans in markets like the UK, Russia, and France has been generally positive. That solid word of mouth has helped Apocalypse secure number one spot in 71 of the 75 markets it opened in last week. Crucially, those number one spots included larger markets such as the UK ($10.79m), Mexico ($8.6m), and Brazil ($6.6m), but it won't be until the movie hits the likes of the US, South Korea and China that we'll get an idea of the movie's full potential.

A number of commentators had pointed to the movie's lukewarm critical reception (around 50% on Rotten Tomatoes) as a sign that the conclusion to Singer's latest X-Men trilogy was in trouble. However, this strong showing overseas will be giving the people at Fox a lot of optimism that the franchise can build off of the good work of 'Days of Future Past' and continue to prove that the X-Men don't need to be part of the MCU to be a hit. 



X-Men: Apocalypse hits US theaters on May 27th
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