‘Alice’ bombs at box office, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ on top with $65M

NEW YORK (AP) – Johnny Depp’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while “X-Men: Apocalypse” debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.

The anticipated showdown of the two big-budget films turned out to be little contest for 20th Century Fox’s latest “X-Men” installment.

On Friday, when “Alice” was opening in theaters, Amber Heard, Depp’s wife, was granted a restraining order after alleging the actor previously assaulted her.

The poorly reviewed “Alice in Wonderland” sequel had been expected to open around $60 million.

Disney estimated that “Alice” would gross $35.6 million over the four-day weekend. It cost some $170 million to make.

“X-Men” is on track for about $80 million through Monday.

Full domestic weekend box office estimates:

  1. X-Men: Apocalypse  $120.3M
  2. Alice Through The Looking Glass  $100.6M
  3. The Angry Birds Movie  $50.5M
  4. Captain America: Civil War  $31.9M
  5. Warcraft  $31.6M
  6. The Jungle Book  $14.3M
  7. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising  $13.6M
  8. Money Monster  $10.9M
  9. The Nice Guys  $9.2M
  10. The Wailing  $5.3M
  11. Zootopia  $4.8M
  12. Love & Friendship  $2.8M

Source: WSPA News