I'm still here.
I saw it with my nieces the last week it was playing in our area. Yeah, the video seems a lot closer now that we're in August. Even if the numbers are not as blockbuster as Thor, Transformers, or Captain America, the praise has been there for X-Men. I really hope that is enough for a sequel. Maybe they won't announce it for awhile though, maybe not until a quarter of video sales adds to the totals. I doubt an effects awards will come around, but maybe some art and set decoration or costumes hardware may follow, or if other awards followed the cast they may realize they should take some time with the sequels before its too late.