Humans succumb to X-Men 3

Movie magic cannot be ignored. The cinegoers have been proving this time and again. Be it fact, fiction, romance or hard-core action packed films, movies of various genres are being watched and are also being critically acclaimed. The box office collections are proof enough. “X-Men: The Last Stand” earned $120.1 million in the four days since opening on May 26, distributor 20th Century Fox said on Monday, and set new records as the biggest Memorial Day holiday opener ever and the biggest debut so far this year. The last movie of the trilogy did amass a lotta accolades. “The Da Vinci Code” previously held the honors for the best opening of the year after launching last weekend to $77 million. It slipped to No. 2 with a four-day sum of $43 million and a total of $145.5 million, but remained the top film internationally. “Over the Hedge” was No. 3 in North America with $35.3 million, also down one spot.

Its two-week total rose to $84.4 million. While the “X-Men” franchise is on fire, Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” series is on the ropes ranking at No. 4. The crux is that x-men rule the roost and keep the cash counters ringing.

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