Wolverine claws his way to box office heights

X-Men Origins: WolverineX-Men Origins: Wolverine (Tribute viewer rating 4.44) snatched up the number one spot at the box office last weekend with $87 million, shooting past its competition by a landslide. It surpassed the first two X-Men films in opening sales, but not the third, according to studio estimates. Chris Aronson of Twentieth Century Fox called the amount “fantastic,” expecting an opening closer to $70 million. “If you had to nail it down to one thing, it would be the affection and appetite for Hugh and the character he’s created,” he said. X-Men fans were eager to see the film on the big screen despite last month’s online leak, which Fox said was “without many effects, had missing and unedited scenes and temporary sound and music.” Taking the number two spot was the comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Tribute viewer rating 3.49) with $15.3 million, and last week’s number one film Obsessed (Tribute viewer rating 1.77) took in $12.2 million at third place. Standing at the number four spot was 17 Again (Tribute viewer rating 3.51) with $6.4 million, and Monsters vs. Aliens climbed back up the list (Tribute viewer rating 4.25) with $5.8 million at number five. ~Meryl H.

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  1. Jo-Anne • May 10, 2009 @ 7:30 AM

    looking forward to seeing Wolverine…nothing else on this list…

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