X-Men: Days of Future Past–Dominating Global Box-Office

Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” dominated the worldwide box office, grossing 261.8 million, of which an estimated $90.7 million comes from the domestic market in three days.

The picture’s global appeal marks the biggest opening weekend for the superhero franchise.

Fox plans to release four-day Stateside estimates for “X-Men” on Monday, but it’s safe to say the film will earn in the ballpark of $110 million over the long Memorial Day weekend.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a star-driven merger of fan-favorite mutants from the franchise’s two separate iterations, bowed at No. 1 in all 119 overseas countries this weekend, collecting $171.1 million internationally.

The film’s worldwide start was foretold for weeks leading up to this weekend.  It marks a series best, the domestic opening–premium large formats, led by Cinemark, contributed $8.2 million (or 9%) on 352 screens.