This Memorial Day weekend comic book fanboys were taken to the past and future of Marvel Studios' X-Men universe as "Days of Future Past" rolled into theaters and earned roughly $111 million.

The seventh installment to the X-Men universe marks the eighth straight Marvel Studios film to reach No. 1 at the box office, USA Today reported.

"Days of Future Past" exceeded most box office analysts' expectations. However, their prediction that a Marvel film would become No. 1 at the box office for a fifth time in the last eight weeks came to fruition.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" helped keep Marvel Studios at the No. 1 sport for month.

The last time a Marvel flick fell below No. 1 at the box office, Nicolas Cage was riding on a motorcycle with his skull ablaze back in February 2012. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" failed to burn up the competition and took in a meager $22 million.

The film went on to earn $52 million total and cost $57 million to make.

Since then, Marvel has put out "The Avengers," sequels to Thor and Iron Man as well as the Spider-Man reboot and "The Wolverine," which led into the current "Days of Future Past."

The seventh mutant film also makes it the second-most adapted comic book series for a Hollywood movie. Batman currently holds the title of most films.

"Days of Future Past" also received a 91 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also brought the franchise back to the top after last year's "The Wolverine" only raked in $53 million in its opening weekend and $132 million overall.

Rentrak's Paul Dergarabedian told USA Today that Marvel Studios is on par with Pixar in terms of churning out box office big hitters.

"Marvel has created a movie brand that ranks among the most consistently successful in history," Dergarabadian said. "Much like Pixar, Marvel has cultivated a reputation for delivering a moviegoing experience that never fails to deliver above and beyond expectations."