X-Men: Apocalypse may not be getting the best reviews, but it’s already cleaning up at the box office. Officially released on Friday, the latest mutant blockbuster has already racked up an estimated $8.2 million from Thursday previews alone, according to Box Office Mojo.
To put this number in perspective, it’s slightly higher than the $8.1 million that the most recent X-Men film, Days of Future Past, brought in from its Thursday previews in 2014. Having already grossed an estimated $103 million in 75 markets worldwide, fans should expect Apocalypse to either match or slightly beat the Days of Future Past $110 million weekend opening gross.
While Apocalypse may be on the path to topping its predecessor, it will almost certainly fall short of matching the Deadpool debut. The X-Men character drew in $12.7 million from his Thursday previews, about one and a half times as much as Apocalypse. Deadpool went on to shatter records by earning $150 million in its opening weekend.