If you are craving for a superhero film, then we have the right dose for you. Here we will talk about X-men. So let’s get on this beautiful journey to discover what the movie is all about. The X-Men is an American superhero film franchise based on the fictitious superhero team of the same name, which first appeared in a series of Marvel Comics comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
In 1994, 20th Century Fox acquired the film rights to the characters, and after many draughts, Bryan Singer was hired to direct the first film, which was released in 2000, and its sequel, X2 (2003), while Brett Ratner directed the third instalment of the original trilogy, X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
Summary of X-Men
The universe of X-Men is one in which both Mutants and Humans are afraid of each other. When Rogue, a mutant, runs away from home, she takes a trip with Logan, another mutant. Professor Charles Xavier, who oversees a school for adolescent mutants, sent Storm and Cyclops to recover them before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, Magneto, a mutant who feels war is on the horizon, has devised a terrible plot and need Rogue’s assistance in carrying it out. X-Men begins during World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. When Erik Lehnsherr (Brett Morris) enters the Auschwitz concentration camp, he is separated from his parents. While his parents are being brought to their deaths, he is being kept alive. Erik tries to return to his parents, but the German troops seize him and try to drag him away.
Which one is Better?
The first three X-Men films, as well as Deadpool, established box office records in North America: X-Men had the biggest July opening ever, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand had the fourth-highest opening weekends ever, and Deadpool had the greatest February opening weekend ever. The first three films’ box office records have subsequently been broken. Following X-Men: The Last Stand, the next three X-Men films all performed poorly at the box office, failing to establish any records.
Deadpool is the best-grossing film in the franchise in North America, with the biggest opening weekend. X-Men: Days of Future Past had the biggest opening weekend and is the top-grossing picture in the franchise outside of North America. Before being overtaken on both counts by its sequel, Deadpool was the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time.
Interesting Things to Know about X-men
Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of the X-Men film series, told /Film in 2009 that she was interested in making a film adaptation of the New Mutants comics, but that it had yet to be presented to 20th Century Fox.
Following the completion of his work on 20th Century Fox’s The Fault in Our Stars in 2014, director Josh Boone collaborated with his childhood best friend Knate Lee to create a comic book using panels from Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz’s New Mutants comics to depict what a potential film trilogy based on those comics might look like.
In April 2017, the film began pre-production in Boston, Massachusetts, in preparation for filming to commence there. Location reconnaissance was conducted, notably at Medfield State Hospital, which had previously been utilised for Shutter Island shooting (2010).
In December 2017, it was announced that Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis, who had previously collaborated on Boone’s films, would be creating the film’s soundtrack.
How Much it earned?
The New Mutants grossed $48.1 million worldwide, with $23.8 million in the United States and $24.3 million in other markets. Before the COVID-19 epidemic, The New Mutants was expected to gross $5–10 million in its first weekend in 2,412 theatres in the United States. On its opening day, the picture grossed $3.1 million, including $750,000 from Thursday night screenings.
It went on to gross $7 million in its first weekend, placing it #1 at the box office. The audience was 66 percent male, with 61 percent between the ages of 18 and 34, with 62 percent of theatres in the country open (running at 25-50 percent full). Despite adding over 340 screens, the picture dropped 59 percent to $2.9 million in its second weekend, placing second behind newcomer Tenet. It then grossed $2.1 million in its third weekend and $1.6 million in its fourth weekend.
The picture was released in ten countries on the same day as the United States and grossed $2.9 million in its first weekend, including $1.1 million in France, $500,000 in Spain, and $400,000 in Taiwan. The film created an international splash in its second weekend, expanding to 30 nations.
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