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'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops box office, but Depp’s 'Alice' bombs

1:55pm BST - 01:04

Fox's ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' and Disney's ''Alice Through the Looking Glass'' squared off over Memorial Day weekend but both blockbuster hopefuls emerged bruised from the clash. Edward Baran reports.

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Fox's "X-Men: Apocalypse" took the US box office crown over this holiday weekend, earning an estimated $65 million, a disappointing start given "X-Men: Days of Future Past," racked up $110 when it opened over the Memorial Day holiday two years ago. The latest X-Men adventure went head to head with Walt Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass", which also opened this weekend but took a beating, earning a meager $28.1 million, despite the film's $170 million production budget. In third place, Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie", earned approximately $19 million, bringing its domestic total to around $72 million. "Captain America: Civil War" secured fourth place at the box office, adding $15.1 million to its total, for a total domestic earning of $377 million. The super hero movie pushed past "Deadpool" to become this year's highest-grossing stateside release.

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops box office, but Depp’s 'Alice' bombs

1:55pm BST - 01:04