All 12 'X-Men' movies, ranked by how much money they made opening weekend at the US box office

Fox‘Dark Phoenix’

“Dark Phoenix” is officially a box-office bomb with the lowest opening in “X-Men” franchise history ($US33 million in the US). It cost $US200 million to make, also making it one of the most expensive movies in the series, behind only “X-Men: The Last Stand.”

We looked at the box office of every “X-Men” movie – from 2000’s “X-Men” to last year’s “Deadpool 2” – and the opening for “Dark Phoenix” isn’t only the worst in the series, it’s the worst by a wide margin, even before adjusting for inflation.

But there’s hope for the future. After the Disney-Fox merger, Marvel’s mutants are expected to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there’s still the successful “Deadpool” series.

Below are all 12 “X-Men” movies, ranked by opening-weekend performance in the US (adjusted for inflation). We also included the domestic and worldwide totals (via Box Office Mojo), along with each movie’s production budget (via IMDB Pro).


12. “Dark Phoenix” (2019)

Fox

Opening: $US32.8 million

Domestic (so far): $US32.8 million

Worldwide (so far): $US136.5 million

Budget: $US200 million


11. “The Wolverine” (2013)

20th Century Fox

Adjusted opening: $US61 million

Original opening: $US53 million

Adjusted domestic: $US152 million

Original domestic: $US132.5 million

Worldwide: $US414.8 million

Budget: $US120 million


10. “X-Men: First Class” (2011)

20th Century Fox

Adjusted opening: $US61.6 million

Original opening: $US55 million

Adjusted domestic: $US163.8 million

Original domestic: $US146.4 million

Worldwide: $US353.6 million

Budget: $US160 million


9. “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016)

20th Century Fox/YouTube

Adjusted opening: $US67.9 million

Original opening: $US65.8 million

Adjusted domestic: $US160.5 million

Original domestic: $US155 million

Worldwide: $US544 million

Budget: $US178 million


8. “Logan” (2017)

Fox

Adjusted opening: $US90.1 million

Original opening: $US88 million

Adjusted domestic: $US230 million

Original domestic: $US226 million

Worldwide: $US619 million

Budget: $US97 million


7. “X-Men” (2000)

Fox

Adjusted opening: $US91 million

Original opening: $US54 million

Adjusted domestic: $US263 million

Original domestic: $US157 million

Worldwide: $US296 million

Budget: $US75 million


6. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014)

20th Century Fox/X-Men: Days of Future Past

Adjusted opening: $US98.2 million

Original opening: $US90.8 million

Adjusted domestic: $US253.5 million

Original domestic: $US234 million

Worldwide: $US748 million

Budget: $US200 million


5. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)

Adjusted opening: $US102.7 million

Original opening: $US85 million

Adjusted domestic: $US217 million

Original domestic: $US179.9 million

Worldwide: $US373 million

Budget: $US150 million


4. “Deadpool 2” (2018)

Fox

Adjusted opening: $US120.6 million

Original opening: $US125.5 million

Adjusted domestic: $US306 million

Original domestic: $US325 million

Worldwide: $US785 million

Budget: $US110 million


3. “X2: X-Men United” (2003)

Fox

Adjusted opening: $US127.8 million

Original opening: $US85.6 million

Adjusted domestic: $US321 million

Original domestic: $US214 million

Worldwide: $US407.7 million

Budget: $US110 million


2. “Deadpool” (2016)

20th Century Fox

Adjusted opening: $US139 million

Original opening: $US132 million

Adjusted domestic: $US381 million

Original domestic: $US363 million

Worldwide: $US783 million

Budget: $US58 million


1. “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)

Fox

Adjusted opening: $US141.3 million

Original opening: $US102.7 million

Adjusted domestic: $US322 million

Original domestic: $US234 million

Worldwide: $US459 million

Budget: $US210 million

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