- 20th Century Fox's (FOXA) X-Men: Days of Future Past earned $171.1M in a broad global opening during the Memorial Day weekend. A CinemaScore of "A" for the film indicates the latest installment in the X-Men franchise could have some legs.
- Godzilla has fallen off its torrid early pace with word-of-mouth mixed after Warner Bros. (TWX) clever marketing held up demand early. A U.S. tally of $205M-$225M is now forecast.
- On tap: Disney (DIS) looks to continue its runaway princess success with Maleficent opening at the end of the week. A $60M opening is forecast.
at CNBC.com (Jan 16, 2015)