I contributed my $8.00 to the cause today. I’ll post a mini-review some time this week. As it turns out, a few other people went to the movie:
The opening, the biggest so far this year, also has surpassed those of the first two movies in the X-Men series. The first, X-Men had $54.5 million in sales when it opened in July 2000, and X2: X-Men United grossed $85.6 million in its opening weekend in May 2003.
How come? I’ve got no idea. After a lousy six or eight months of mainstream cinema, maybe people were desperate for a half-decent blockbuster?
In what can only be related news, Fox announced that there will indeed be a fourth (and possibly more) X-Men movie. Why not? The franchise is a license to print money. And, in truth, the comic book has a rich and lengthy history from which to draw characters and plot lines. When are they going to include my favourite X-man?