Wolverine claws the US box office

X-Men Origins nabs $87 million

In what will be considered a strong opening, X-Men Origins: Wolverine has taken $87 million on its opening weekend.

That figure shot it straight to the top of the charts, with rom com Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past settling for second place with $15.3 million. Last week’s leader, Obsessed, sank to third place with a 57% drop in takings and $12.2 million.

In fourth place was 17 Again, which made $6.3 million and then Monsters Vs Aliens scored fifth – up one place – with $5.8 million.

The only other wide release was indie ‘toon adventure Battle For Terra, which debuted in 12th place with $1 million.

Here, then, is your top 10 for the week…

  1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($87 million)
  2. Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past ($15 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 ($4.2 million)
  8. Fighting ($4.1 million)
  9. Hannah Montana The Movie ($4 million)
  10. State Of Play ($3.6 million)
  11. Fast And Furious ($2.3 million)

[Data Source: Box Office Mojo]