Originally Posted by psylockolussus
The box-office numbers of the original trilogy is still way better than the box-office numbers of Origins: Wolverine/First Class especially if you when you adjust the numbers. It shows that the casual viewers are more interested seeing the original cast.
That's not entirely true. The trilogy built up those numbers by making a good film and then a great film. Then X3 got it's numbers largely off of X2's back.
X-Men - PB $75m -- US $157m - WW $296m
X2 - PB $110m -- US $214m - WW $407m
X3 - PB $210 -- US $234 - WW $459
XOW - PB $150 -- US $179 - WW $373
XFC - PB $160 -- US $146 - WW $353
Casual viewers skipping the subsequent film is more down to declining quality than a different cast.