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Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla has earned a pretty sizeable chunk of change at the box office since it opened, but it has been knocked out of the top spot this weekend by Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Godzilla has managed approximately $149 million in the US so far (the film opened there on May 16th), while X-Men took about $111 million domestically over the long Memorial day weekend.

The film has fallen slightly short of  the amount taken by X-Men: The Last Stand, which was also released on Memorial day weekend in 2006, and took $123 million. There were fears that recent allegations of sexual abuse against director Bryan Singer might affect the film’s takings (Singer has denied the allegations and pulled out of any publicity events for the film), but these seem to have been unfounded.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is by no means doing badly; worldwide it has taken about $302 million, making it Fox’s largest ever international opening, beating even James Cameron’s Avatar ($164.5 million).

The next film in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, is already in the works, and will be released in 2016.

Sources: Variety, BBC
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