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Superhero breezes past spooks at weekend box office; 'Wolverine' at Number One

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/29/2013 (3 years ago)
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Superhero action film unseats horror shocker 'The Conjuring' at movie theaters

Longtime audience favorite Hugh Jackman donned his silver claws and distinctive hairstyle to conquer the weekend box office "The Wolverine." The latest entry in the Marvel Comics' superhero franchise slashed its way to $55 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales. It was the first notable success in a somewhat lackluster summer movie season that has seen other big-budget action films tank with audiences.

Longtime audience favorite Hugh Jackman donned his silver claws and distinctive hairstyle to conquer the weekend box office 'The Wolverine.'

Longtime audience favorite Hugh Jackman donned his silver claws and distinctive hairstyle to conquer the weekend box office "The Wolverine."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/29/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Wolverine, Conjuring, Hugh Jackman, comic books, summer season


span style="line-height: 1.22;">LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Such big-budget spectaculars such as "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "The Lone Ranger," and "White House Down" have proved to be highly disappointing.

"We're incredibly happy with this result," said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution for 20th Century Fox, which distributed "The Wolverine."


"It's good news on a global scale, and this is a global business," Aronson said. 


"The Wolverine," which cost an estimated $120 million to make, stars Jackman in his sixth film as the ageless mutant, which is also featured in the "X-Men" movies. 


The low-budget horror film "The Conjuring," a surprise ticket seller slipped to second place with $22.1 million in domestic sales from Friday through Sunday. The supernatural shocker is one of the summer's rare success stories, all the more remarkable for a film that cost just under $20 million to make.


"Despicable Me 2," featuring the voice of comic actor Steve Carell, finished third with $16 million in ticket sales in its fourth week in movie theaters. The cartoon has collected more than $660 million in ticket sales to date around the world.


The new animated film "Turbo," about a super-speedy snail with dreams of racing in the Indy 500, debuted at No. 4 slot with sales of $13.3 million. Ryan Reynolds provides the voice for the title character in the film produced by "Shrek" creator DreamWorks Animation.


The low-budget comedy "The To Do List" earned just over $1.5 million from 591 theaters, close to its $1.5 million production cost. The movie stars Aubrey Plaza from NBC TV's "Parks & Recreation" as a high-school graduate who wants to lose her virginity before she heads to college.


The Top Ten Movies at the nation's box office this past weekend were:


1. "The Wolverine"

2. "The Conjuring"3. "Despicable Me 2"4. "Turbo"5. "Grown Ups 2"6. "Red 2"7. "Pacific Rim"8. "The Heat"9. "R.I.P.D."10. "Fruitvale Station"

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