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“Blended” Moves Past “That’s My Boy,” “X-Men” Wins Box Office

Make no mistake. By Adam Sandler’s career standards, “Blended” flopped at the box office. And if there were anything to the notion that the Sandler-Drew Barrymore pairing carried box office clout, the film’s performance comes as a particular disappointment.

But by picking up the pace on Saturday, “Blended” assured it would not deliver Sandler’s worst opening weekend total in recent memory.

After scoring the worst opening night sum for a signature Sandler comedy since 1996, “Blended” ended up earning $14.2 million for the three days ending Sunday. That gives it the slight edge over the actor’s 2012 release “That’s My Boy,” which grossed just $13.5 million in its first weekend of release.

It did not, however, give “Blended” a first or second place finish. Those respective distinctions went to “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which earned $90.7 million, and “Godzilla,” which earned $31.4 million.

With its $90.7 million total, “X-Men” posts the fourth-largest opening of the year. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Godzilla” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” all opened to warmer welcomes.

“Neighbors” ($13.9 million) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” ($7.8 million) closed out the top five this weekend.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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