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It’s a bank holiday both here in the UK and in the US, and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past has earned a whopping 1 million at the North American box office during the four day Memorial Day weekend.

With a three day total of .4 million, it also had one of the highest opening weekend’s of 2014, falling just slightly short of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Godzilla.

Added to the very impressive 1 million it has so far taken internationally, and that gives X-Men: Days of Future Past a whopping 2 million after less than a single week of release. The highest opening in the franchise still belongs to 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, but this marks something of an upturn when compared to X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine. The quality of those two releases have obviously regained the good graces of moviegoers after some not so stellar efforts!

In related X-Men news, writer and producer Simon Kinberg has been talking more about the plans for X-Men: Apocalypse, though if you haven’t watched X-Men: Days of Future Past yet, stop reading now!

In an interview with The Daily Beast, he revealed that, “It will focus primarily on the First Class cast,┬ábut it will certainly have some of the original cast involved, too.” Perhaps then we should expect to see more of that new timeline revealed at the end of the latest movie to be explored in the follow-up as well as the 1980s!

Whether that will involve time travel or Apocalypse creating yet another new timeline remains to be seen, but fans of Bryan Singer’s original movie will surely be pleased to be able to revisit those actors and characters at the same time as the “First Class” cast which is made up of the likes of Jennifer Lawrence.

What are you guys most hoping to see in X-Men: Apocalypse?