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‘X-Men’ a holiday box office hit with $111 million

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Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy star in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" has become the fifth best Memorial Day holiday weekend debut in box office history over a four-day period.

The Fox action-adventure comes in just behind "Fast & Furious 6," which earned $117 million over the holiday last year and above 2011's $103.4 million-grossing "The Hangover 2."

The seventh "X-Men" film made $111 million in domestic sales, according to Tuesday's final box office figures. The film exceeded expectations for the studio that had hoped for $100 million in four days.

Internationally, the film raked in $193.7 million, which brings its worldwide box office total to an impressive $305 million.

After debuting at No. 1 last weekend with $93.2 million, Warner Bros.' "Godzilla" dropped to No. 2, earning $38 million.

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore's comedy "Blended" opened in third place with an underwhelming $18 million.

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The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Rentrak, are:

1. "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," 20th Century Fox, $110,576,604, 3,996 locations, $22,729 average, $110,576,604, 1 week.

2. "Godzilla," Warner Bros., $38,437,298, 3,952 locations, $7,831 average, $155,785,665, 2 weeks.

3. "Blended," Warner Bros., $17,735,205, 3,555 locations, $4,018 average, $17,735,205, 1 week.

4. "Neighbors," Universal, $17,123,730, 3,266 locations, $4,294 average, $116,803,595, 3 weeks.

5. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Sony, $10,010,639, 3,160 locations, $2,476 average, $187,111,831, 4 weeks.

6. "Million Dollar Arm," Disney, $9,168,641, 3,019 locations, $2,308 average, $22,703,446, 2 weeks.

7. "The Other Woman," 20th Century Fox, $4,505,727, 2,154 locations, $1,723 average, $78,604,149, 5 weeks.

8. "Rio 2," 20th Century Fox, $3,410,700, 1,701 locations, $1,450 average, $122,508,740, 7 weeks.

9. "Chef," Open Road, $2,975,784, 498 locations, $4,551 average, $4,264,084, 3 weeks.

10. "Heaven Is for Real," Sony, $2,790,006, 1,720 locations, $1,182 average, $86,590,084, 6 weeks.

11. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Disney, $2,271,098, 1,373 locations, $1,271 average, $254,112,096, 8 weeks.

12. "Belle," Fox Searchlight, $2,184,190, 453 locations, $3,653 average, $4,383,950, 4 weeks.

13. "Mom's Night Out," Sony, $1,017,226, 861 locations, $903 average, $8,983,072, 3 weeks.

14. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Fox Searchlight, $830,756, 360 locations, $1,825 average, $56,763,202, 12 weeks.

15. "The Railway Man," The Weinstein Company, $729,505, 600 locations, $920 average, $3,620,898, 7 weeks.

16. "Legends Of Oz," Freestyle Releasing, $630,656, 674 locations, $667 average, $7,863,934, 3 weeks.

17. "The Immigrant," The Weinstein Company, $568,777, 147 locations, $3,012 average, $639,117, 2 weeks.

18. "The Lego Movie," Warner Bros., $541,317, 323 locations, $1,261 average, $255,055,805, 16 weeks.

19. "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," 20th Century Fox, $378,621, 286 locations, $992 average, $109,771,473, 12 weeks.

20. "Fading Gigolo," Millennium Entertainment, $341,254, 186 locations, $1,498 average, $3,180,947, 6 weeks.

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