What’s $3 million between friends?

Jul 17, 2000 by Ian Evans

When the final tally for X-Men was finished on Monday the total for its three day opening was $54.5 million, just shy of the $57.5 million estimate released by the studio on Sunday night. Despite that, it was far ahead of the competition.

So instead of having the fourth biggest weekend opening ever, it actually had the sixth. It still remains the best non-sequel opening and the best July opening.