The Wolverine Claws to No. 1
Opens with $55M domestically, $86.1M internationally
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2013 3:11 PM CDT
Hugh Jackman once again misplaces his shirt in 'The Wolverine.'   (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)

(Newser) The Wolverine, the latest cinematic installment in the sprawling X-Men franchise, sliced and diced its way to the top of the box office this weekend, opening with $55 million, the AP reports. That's actually $10 million less than it was expected to make, notes the Hollywood Reporter, though it had a better run internationally, where it earned about $86.1 million—together, enough to cover the $120 million it cost to make. In second place, low-budget horror flick The Conjuring brought in another $22.1 million, followed by Despicable Me 2 ($16 million), Turbo ($13.3 million), and Grown Ups 2 ($11.5 million).

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Jul 28, 2013 5:24 PM CDT
Reviews have generally not been kind. I could care less about this film, except Hugh is usually quite watchable, yet even he is not enough to get me into yet another "blockbuster special effects fantasy action film". I'm done with them.
Jul 28, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
it was alright. Could of used a better director.