BOX OFFICE: $87 MIL FOR WOLVERINE

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05.04.09 5 Comments

Jackman and Schrieber in their climactic slap fight

Estimates ran anywhere from $70 – $100 mil for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which ended up grossing a not-too-shabby $87 million, despite

It’s not a shabby opening but it is far less than McConaughey’s previous romantic outings including last year’s “Fool’s Gold” ($21.6 million) or 2006’s “Failure to Launch” ($24.2 million). (Perhaps women were too busy checking out all those hunky mutants this weekend?) The two new openers did help the industry maintain its year-over-year increase of 16 percent. [EW]

You know women, always thinkin with their baby cave. Oh and hey, all it took was three transparently awful, excruciating anal abortions before the money truck finally started to decelerate?  All is right with the world, friends, all is right with the world. (full top ten below)

  1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $87 million, on 4099 screens
  2. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, $15.325 mil, on 3175 screens
  3. Obsessed, $12.2 mil, on 2514 screens, $47 mil total
  4. 17 Again, $6.355 mil, on 3255 screens, $48.497 mil total
  5. Monsters vs. Aliens, $5.8 mil, on 2626 screens, $182.4 mil total
  6. The Soloist, $5.6 mil, on 2033 screens, $18 mil total
  7. Earth, $4.184 mil, on 1804 screens, $21.85 total
  8. Fighting, $4.173, on 2312 screens, $17.507 total
  9. Hannah Montana, $4.075, on 2819 screens, $70.857 total
  10. State of Play, $3.655 mil, on 2445 screens, $30.883 total

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