BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Claws Its Way Atop the Box Office with $87 Million

The superhero prequel kicks off the summer movie season in grand fashion.
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Claws Its Way Atop the Box Office with $87 Million

Weekend Box Office

1) X-Men Origins: Wolverine $87 million

2) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past $15.3 million

3) Obsessed $12.2 million

4) 17 Again $6.3 million

5) Monsters Vs. Aliens $5.8 million

6) The Soloist $5.6 million

7) Earth $4.18 million

8) Fighting $4.17 million

9) Hannah Montana: The Movie $4.07 million

10) State of Play $3.6 million

It couldn't even take an online leak of the film for the summer movie season to get kicked off in a big way. X-Men Origins: Wolverine lead the way at the box office this weekened with a heroic estimated gross of $87 million. The film scored the highest opening weekend gross of the year, despite an online leak of a workprint version of the film. The film scored a staggering $21,225 per-screen average, from 4,099 theaters.

Another newcomer fared rather well also, with Ghosts of Girlfriends Past opening in second place with an estimated gross of $15.3 million. Last weekend's box office winner, Obsessed, dropped to third place with $12.2 million, 57 percent down from last weekend.

Next weekend brings the new J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek to theaters, with an estimated theater count of 3,500, and Next Day Air opens in about 1,000 theaters as well. How big will Star Trek open with? Stop by next Sunday to find out!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released May 1st, 2009.

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  • jayjordan1 • 6 years ago

    i didn't like this movie that movie i thought the story line was dum but the action was kool is was very kool but the storyline really suck to me

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    • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

      WOW!!! Great comeback! Your a f*cking moron!

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      • instead8909 • 6 years ago

        nathon lease like to watch animal on human porn.

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        • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

          Club8 loves to watch gay porn!

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          • newkill200 • 6 years ago

            True. True.

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            • instead8909 • 6 years ago

              to each their own

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              • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                Wow, Love? I heard that many people liked and a lot hated it. But love, that's a new one, for me.

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                • instead8909 • 6 years ago

                  Yes, I love it.

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                  • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                    Did you like it?

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                    • instead8909 • 6 years ago

                      Some people like the film while others don't, it's part of life as with the name who cares.

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                      • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                        What the hell is purport? Who gives a sh*t what his name is you f*cking idiot. I know he's Deadpool jackass. You have to get all butt hurt on what I said his name was? Do you not have anything else better to do then to criticize people on how big fans they are? Get a f*cking life loser.

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                        • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                          Why did they continue to call Reynolds, Wade instead of Deadpool, in the beginning? It wasn't until he was turned into Weapon XI when they started to call him Deadpool.

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                          • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                            Why would you call him Wade? Yeah, it's his civilian name, but that's not his real name. Deadpool is who he is. If you were as big a fan as you purport to be you would know that.

                            You got really worked up over that. Methinks I struck a nerve? That's okay, just go buy some little debbies to make it better. And learn to spell.

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                            • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                              Even though i didn't like Wolverine, i'm really looking forward to the sequel. Hopefully, they'll get it right.

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                              • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                                No f*cking sh*t *sshole. Way to be a f*cking prick Comrade. Why do you think I said they jacked him up. I do know the charcters, and I have read the comics. To bad that's his actual name dumbass. It was two different actors playing the same person. I said that because he should have had more screen time. Maybe next time think before you write something, so you don't sound like such a douche bag. Have a nice day!

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                                • claro2075 • 6 years ago

                                  wolverine did well and that would give them credit for all the effort.i just hope they would make a much better sequel.congratulations marvel, fox, hugh and all the cast.

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                                  • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                                    nathan lease, his name is Deadpool (way to show off your n00b-ery). And that thing at the end wasn't actually him, as one of the alternate endings imply.

                                    To Newkill; it sounds extreme, but its a slippery slope.

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                                    • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                                      Marcus, they're still not sure what to do with the Hulk, but the director is more interested in just using the Hulk in the Avengers than making it into a sequel. So, i doubt you'll see a Hulk 2, but it's a great chance you'll see the Hulk as a menace in the Avengers.

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                                      • marcus-07 • 6 years ago

                                        yeah......question about Marvel movies: Are they going to make The incredible Hulk 2? And will Hulk be in The Avengers?............There is all mixed up crap about this...so,does anybody know anything about it?

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                                        • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                                          They totally f*cked up Wade!

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