It was a huge opening for X-Men: Days of Future Past, as the film took in over $111 million at the domestic box-office. That’s the fifth best Memorial Day weekend to date, right behind last year’s Fast & Furious 6 ($117 million). The franchise’s next installment, X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a 2016 debut on the same calendar weekend.
One of the many memorable sequences of X-Men: Days of Future Past features a disillusioned Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) getting a few moments with his more mature (and future) self – Professor X (Patrick Stewart). The film’s theme of hope amidst adversity and tragedy is best exemplified in this sequence, and although it’s a dramatically charged moment, Stewart claims he and McAvoy didn’t over analyze the scene.
Click on the media bar to hear Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy talk about working together in X-Men: Days of Future Past on the sequence that, according to Stewart, took just 40 minutes to nail down!