Re: 'Days Of Future Past' BOX-OFFICE worldwide prediction
I don't think FC had anywhere near the push I expect DOFP to get. It had a whole new cast. Fassbender, and certainly, Lawrence, hadn't really become wider known stars yet. The trailers looked rubbish, quite frankly. A series of poorly photoshopped posters and images used to promote the film and rumours of a messy production. It was hardly an event release. Not to mention it was a film following two crappy movies - TLS and XO:W and had to re-establish the franchise.
I'm not defending FC here. It was out-performed by other genre movies, but I, along with Fox I would imagine, expect much bigger things from DOFP.