Hugh Jackman’s The Wolverine Slashes Through To Top Of Box Office

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The latest X-Men movie, The Wolverine debuted big this week in the Box Office, slashing its path through to the top of the charts.

The Fox film featuring Hugh Jackman’s sixth turn as the claw-wielding superhero opened with $55 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Last weekend’s top movie, Warner Bros.’ low-budget horror “The Conjuring,” slipped to second place, adding another $22.1 million to its take, while “Despicable Me 2” was in third with $16 million. The Universal animated sequel, with its cast of cute, yellow minions, has made more than $600 million worldwide since it came out four weeks ago.

“The Wolverine,” which is set in Japan and features an international cast, earned another $86.1 million overseas. The film’s opening-week take surpassed the $120 million it cost to make, said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution.

Another Fox film, the animated snail-racing tale “Turbo,” was in fourth place with $13.3 million. Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups 2” followed with $11.5 million.

Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine,” enjoyed a stellar opening of its own, though on a much smaller scale. Starring Cate Blanchett, the film opened in just six theaters but still collected $612,767.

1. “The Wolverine,” $55 million ($86.1 international).

2. “The Conjuring,” $22.1 million.

3. “Despicable Me 2,” $16 million.

4. “Turbo,” $13.3 million.

5. “Grown Ups 2,” $11.5 million.

6. “Red 2,” $9.4 million.

7. “Pacific Rim,” $7.5 million.

8. “The Heat,” $6.85 million.

9. “R.I.P.D.,” $5.85 million.

10. “Fruitvale Station,” $4.65 million.

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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  1. People went to see the movie because of the pedigree and possibly because of Jack. Seriously, the movie lacks substance IMO

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