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Box office report: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' electrifies with an $111 million four-day weekend

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The mutants might be fighting for their lives in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but everything is smooth-sailing for the explosive, star-studded saga at the box office.

Professor X (old and young) and his friends helped usher in a mighty $111 million domestically for X-Men’s first four days in theaters. It now ranks fifth among the top Memorial Day weekend openings of all time, behind last year’s Fast & Furious 6 ($117 million) and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand ($122.9 million). The $200 million pic also opened day and date in most major markets internationally to a cool $171.1 million. Technically the seventh installment in the long-running franchise, this super debut bodes well for X-Men: Apocalypse, set to open on the same spot on the calendar in 2016.

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Patrick Stewart explains why he's so much fun now -- LISTEN!

It’s difficult to imagine if you’ve seen even one photo of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen exploring New York City, but according to Stewart, there was a time when he wasn’t the funnest guy around. During the SiriusXM Town Hall with the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Stewart was asked what advice he’d give his younger self. There was no hesitation: “I would say, ‘Patrick, cheer the f— up!'” When Hugh Jackman insists Stewart is the happiest guy he knows, Stewart says he’s become that way with the help of his Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men co-stars.

“I was so miserable when I was a kid. I grew up too fast,” he says. “I could hear adults saying, ‘Oh, you could rely on Patrick. He’s very responsible.’ And really what they were saying [was] I was dull and boring. I had no fun. But I promise you, I am making up for it.”

Listen to the clip below. The SiriusXM Town Hall hosted by Jess Cagle repeats Memorial Day at 1 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM 105). READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' still leads Memorial Day movies with $90.7 million

X-Men: Days of Future Past is easily cementing its spot as the top earner this Memorial Day weekend, bringing in $90.7 million by Sunday and proving that nothing kicks off the unofficial start of summer quite like the time-honored tradition of seeing superheroes and villains duke it out for the good of the country.

The time-travel film — directed by Bryan Singer and starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence — is now on track to make at least $110 million over the long weekend, making it the second-largest holiday opening for the Fox franchise. (X-Men: The Last Stand took in $1o2.7 million in its first three days of release during Memorial Day weekend 2006). As expected, X-Men: Days of Future Past did well among international moviegoers, opening in 119 countries and territories for a global revenue of $261.78 million. READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opens with $36 million on Friday

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the U.S. government is terrified that mutants might one day take over. And that’s exactly what they did on Friday, earning an estimated $36 million on the film’s first day in theaters. That debut makes it the third-highest movie opening of the year. (Last weekend, Godzilla crushed the competition with $38.5 million, while Marvel flick Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in a cool $36.9 million in April.)

Starring veteran mutants Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellan, and X-Men: First Class alums James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence, the Bryan Singer-directed time-travel movie was the seventh X-Men film to date — and the most expensive, costing 20th Century Fox an estimated $200 million. EW’s Chris Nashawaty gave it a B+, saying: “Singer’s return in the pretzel-logic pop fantasia X-Men: Days of Future Past is so triumphant because of how effortless he makes connecting the dots seem. It’s an epic that couldn’t be more Byzantine on paper but scans with ease on-screen.” With its opening day gross across nearly 4,000 U.S. theaters, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks to be a bonafide summer blockbuster that will likely  continue to dominate over the four-day holiday weekend. READ FULL STORY

James McAvoy reimagines the 'X-Men' franchise as 'Jack-Men' -- LISTEN

The next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, has a release date (May 27, 2016), but as the stars confirmed when they sat down for a SiriusXM Town Hall, they haven’t officially heard that they’re in it. Patrick Stewart would like to think Charles Xavier will always play a part in the films since the X-Men were named after him — and W-Men, after Wolverine, doesn’t have quite the same ring. James McAvoy, however, suggests they could always do Jack-Men in honor of Hugh Jackman.

Jack-Men sounds like a different kind of movie, host Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and EW, jokes. “I make those movies all the time,” Jackman says, laughing. “I hope no one sees them.” McAvoy has a plot: “It would be a bunch of dudes, desperate people, who’d all been like shunned from society because they were intensely charismatic and buff. They were like, ‘We’ve got nowhere to go. We’re so charismatic!'”

Listen to the full exchange below.

In the second clip, Jackman is asked by an audience member who he’d like to see play a young Wolverine and gives Channing Tatum a thumbs up as Gambit. READ FULL STORY

Critical Mass: Is 'X-Men' the best superhero movie of the year?

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The Avengers might have a new nemesis: mutants.

Hollywood politics will likely keep Marvel’s two most-populated superhero franchises on different movie screens for the foreseeable future, but the critics are poised to put Fox’s X-Men on the same pedestal as the Avengers following Days of Future Past. Bryan Singer’s new movie, based on a 1981 comic book that involves time travel and mutant-killing Sentinels, unites the original “present-day” X-Men with their younger selves, introduced in Matthew Vaughn’s stylish 2011 prequel, First Class.

An embarrassment of casting riches unites when Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is sent back to 1973 to change history so that his present isn’t an apocalyptic wasteland. He’s the link between Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen (and Halle Berry and Ellen Page) and the younger crop that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence. “Singer’s return in the pretzel-logic pop fantasia X-Men: Days of Future Past is so triumphant because of how effortless he makes connecting the dots seem,” writes EW’s critic Chris Nashawaty. “It’s an epic that couldn’t be more Byzantine on paper but scans with ease on screen.”

Read Nashawaty’s entire review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below. READ FULL STORY

Watch James McAvoy threaten to hand the Avengers their asses, punch Hugh Jackman -- VIDEO

Do the stars of  X-Men: Days of Future Past want to see a crossover with the Avengers? That’s one of the questions James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman field in their SiriusXM Town Hall hosted by Jess Cagle (premiering May 23 at 7 p.m. ET on EW Radio). Because you really need to see McAvoy’s answer to get the full effect, you’ll want to watch the sneak peek below.

He likens the situation to a boxing match — if the audience interest is there, someone’s going to make it happen. “I would like to see us fight them, though. I’d like us not to team up. I’d like to see us fight them and, you know, annihilate them, as we surely would,” he says, laughing. “Be like, ‘Hey, Robert Downey. Oh, here you go. There’s your ass.’ ‘Sorry, I’ve got a bunch of asses in my hand. I think they belong to you Avengers?'”

In the second clip, McAvoy steals the scene again by massaging Stewart and punching Jackman. Enjoy. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Will 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' hit a $100 million opening?

Memorial Day weekend means big things at the box office, and what better movie to flex its muscles for such a high-profile debut than Fox’s star-studded X-Men: Days of Future Past?

The seventh movie in the long-running franchise brings the original characters together with their “younger” selves from 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Though it’s the third comic book film to open this year, behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it could prove the biggest opening yet. But, as far as Memorial Day records go, it may only crack the top five. The biggest is 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which made an enormous $139.8 million. X-Men: The Last Stand is the third biggest Memorial Day weekend opening of all time with $122.8 million, but tracking indicates that this latest installment won’t quite reach those heights.

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s comedy Blended also opens wide this weekend, providing some alternative programming to the superhero/monster fare and the comfort of a reliable comedic pairing.

Here’s how things might play out:

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past': See the post-credit Mystique sequence from 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' -- VIDEO

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If you stayed past the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend, you may have gotten a peek at this summer’s highly-anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past. In this brief sequence, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) helps save some fellow mutants, including Toad and Havoc, escape a military base.

It’s a moment that showcases a different mutant than we saw in X-Men: First Class and, according to screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg, is representative of her arc in Days of Future Past. Teases Kinberg, “Is she going to remain the good, conscious human that Charles raised at the end of X-Men: First Class, or is she going to become the cold blooded assassin that we know from [the first] X-Men?”

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Jennifer Lawrence gets caught blue-handed in new 'X-Men' clip -- VIDEO

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If you have arguably the biggest movie star in the world in your comic book movie, you don’t hide her in the background with a bunch of lesser mutants. That’s the thinking with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which showcases Jennifer Lawrence as the blue-skinned Mystique much more than when she was played by Rebecca Romijn.

In the new time-twisting sequel, out May 23, Wolverine is sent back to 1973 in order to stop Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the whiz behind the mutant-hunting Sentinels and all sorts of anti-mutant gizmos.

In the clip below, Mystique’s plans to get close to Trask are thwarted by his latest weapon. READ FULL STORY

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