X-Men: First Class beats the first film at the box office

The Sixties prequel is the second lowest grossing X-Men movie

X-Men: First Class dominated its opening weekend at the box officer, bringing in $56 million in the US (roughly £34 million) which pipped Bryan Singer’s 2000 X-Men by a narrow margin. Nevertheless this figure is dwarfed by that of the oft pilloried X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine which took in an incredible $105.9 million and $65.7 million in their opening weekend.

LA Times speculated that the less high profile cast, “soft reboot” nature of the film, and less well known director all contributed to driving away cinema goers.

We’d like to add the uninspiring posters to the list.