A superhero mutant with some amazing steel claws stormed the Box Office this weekend. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” raked in around $40 million at midnight shows Thursday and screenings on Friday. The film continued to trounce the competition on Saturday. By today, the weekend haul for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” had soared to an estimated $87 million — allowing the film to easily debut in the number one spot.
This latest installment in the “X-Men” franchise is about the evolution of Wolverine, played by the hunky Hugh Jackman. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” had the second best opening of the franchise and created a terrific kick off to the hot summer movie season.
In second place, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” with around $15.3 million. The romantic comedy is about a bachelor who gets haunted by his ex-girlfriends at his brother’s wedding. The main stars are Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Michael Douglas.
Last week’s number one film, “Obsessed” landed in third with about $12.2 million. The drama thriller has now rung up $47 million at theaters in two weeks. Coming in fourth, the comedy, “17 Again,” with $6.3 million, and rounding out the top five the animated 3-D flick, “Monsters vs. Aliens” with $5.8 million.