BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Claws Its Way Atop the Box Office with $87 Million

The superhero prequel kicks off the summer movie season in grand fashion.

Weekend Box Office

1) X-Men Origins: Wolverine $87 million

2) Ghosts of Girlfriends Past $15.3 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 $4.18 million

8) Fighting $4.17 million

9) Hannah Montana: The Movie $4.07 million

10) State of Play $3.6 million

It couldn't even take an online leak of the film for the summer movie season to get kicked off in a big way. X-Men Origins: Wolverine lead the way at the box office this weekened with a heroic estimated gross of $87 million. The film scored the highest opening weekend gross of the year, despite an online leak of a workprint version of the film. The film scored a staggering $21,225 per-screen average, from 4,099 theaters.

Another newcomer fared rather well also, with Ghosts of Girlfriends Past opening in second place with an estimated gross of $15.3 million. Last weekend's box office winner, Obsessed, dropped to third place with $12.2 million, 57 percent down from last weekend.

Next weekend brings the new J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek to theaters, with an estimated theater count of 3,500, and Next Day Air opens in about 1,000 theaters as well. How big will Star Trek open with? Stop by next Sunday to find out!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released May 1st, 2009 and stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will i Am, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch. The film is directed by Gavin Hood.

Sources: Box Office Mojo

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Comments (75)

  1. jayjordan1

    i didn't like this movie that movie i thought the story line was dum but the action was kool is was very kool but the storyline really suck to me

    6 years agoby @jayjordan1Flag

  2. nathan_lease

    WOW!!! Great comeback! Your a f*cking moron!

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  3. WongFu

    nathon lease like to watch animal on human porn.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. nathan_lease

    Club8 loves to watch gay porn!

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  5. Newkill3000

    True. True.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  6. WongFu

    to each their own

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. Newkill3000

    Wow, Love? I heard that many people liked and a lot hated it. But love, that's a new one, for me.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  8. WongFu

    Yes, I love it.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  9. Newkill3000

    Did you like it?

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  10. WongFu

    Some people like the film while others don't, it's part of life as with the name who cares.

    6 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  11. nathan_lease

    What the hell is purport? Who gives a sh*t what his name is you f*cking idiot. I know he's Deadpool jackass. You have to get all butt hurt on what I said his name was? Do you not have anything else better to do then to criticize people on how big fans they are? Get a f*cking life loser.

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  12. Newkill3000

    Why did they continue to call Reynolds, Wade instead of Deadpool, in the beginning? It wasn't until he was turned into Weapon XI when they started to call him Deadpool.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  13. -comrade-

    Why would you call him Wade? Yeah, it's his civilian name, but that's not his real name. Deadpool is who he is. If you were as big a fan as you purport to be you would know that.

    You got really worked up over that. Methinks I struck a nerve? That's okay, just go buy some little debbies to make it better. And learn to spell.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  14. Newkill3000

    Even though i didn't like Wolverine, i'm really looking forward to the sequel. Hopefully, they'll get it right.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  15. nathan_lease

    No f*cking sh*t *sshole. Way to be a f*cking prick Comrade. Why do you think I said they jacked him up. I do know the charcters, and I have read the comics. To bad that's his actual name dumbass. It was two different actors playing the same person. I said that because he should have had more screen time. Maybe next time think before you write something, so you don't sound like such a douche bag. Have a nice day!

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  16. claro2075

    wolverine did well and that would give them credit for all the effort.i just hope they would make a much better sequel.congratulations marvel, fox, hugh and all the cast.

    6 years agoby @claro2075Flag

  17. -comrade-

    nathan lease, his name is Deadpool (way to show off your n00b-ery). And that thing at the end wasn't actually him, as one of the alternate endings imply.

    To Newkill; it sounds extreme, but its a slippery slope.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  18. Newkill3000

    Marcus, they're still not sure what to do with the Hulk, but the director is more interested in just using the Hulk in the Avengers than making it into a sequel. So, i doubt you'll see a Hulk 2, but it's a great chance you'll see the Hulk as a menace in the Avengers.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  19. Marcus-07

    yeah......question about Marvel movies: Are they going to make The incredible Hulk 2? And will Hulk be in The Avengers?............There is all mixed up crap about,does anybody know anything about it?

    6 years agoby @marcus-07Flag

  20. nathan_lease

    They totally f*cked up Wade!

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  21. Newkill3000

    I hope you three alternate endings instead of theatrical versions. There's no way studios would put out all that money. It'll be years before they get all there money back. So, seriously doubt that would ever happen. If this movie sets any precedents, it's to be more careful protecting your films from being leaked, but i, truly, doubt they'll go to the extents of releasing multiple films in different theaters.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  22. -comrade-

    Newkill got it right for once. Except, after fox got so much negative feedback about the way they handled Deadpool (after the leaked version but before the theatrical release) they slapped on a couple alternate endings to see which one tested best, which is 8 kinds of f*cked up. You choose a direction, and if it's sh*tty, you live with it. They're setting a bad precedent, pretty soon we'll be seeing three alternate theatrical versions of a film released and f*ckall if you know which one you're going into. You make one film, and you sell that film. More evidence that Fox=C*cksuckers.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  23. Newkill3000

    No, CB, don't rent or buy this sh*t at all. It'll be better to just wait until it pops up on cable or makes a world television premiere. Ryan Reynolds wasn't bad, but they absolutely destroyed everything i loved about that character, which i knew they were going to do.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  24. CB Junior

    Well, after reading these comments, I will surely wait until the Blu-ray release to see it. I knew it was going to suck, anyway.
    And another thing, was Ryan Reynolds bad as Deadpool, or was he good, just the character was handled badly?

    6 years agoby @cbjuniorFlag

  25. -comrade-

    Definitely. Star Trek shouldn't disappoint.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  26. spideykea

    The film didn't come out the way I hope it did. Can't wait for Star Trek, though.

    6 years agoby @spideykeaFlag

  27. T.Clark

    Do you mean "flaws" when you say "floads?"

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  28. Marcus-07

    I wash my hands of this case with Woverine...I can't talk about it. I said before that I'm just too subjective about this theme. (And there is no f*cking way that I was comparing this movie with TDK, read again, Agent VIS! I was just giving example of floads in excelent movie to say that it's still execelent! And in Wolverine defense with all floads it's still a good movie becouse of it's better side. But there is no question about how TDK is masterpiece in front of Wolverine.) I tried to defend this movie...but I was too subjective and probably still blind becouse I'm the huuuuuge fan of the character. THE END

    6 years agoby @marcus-07Flag

  29. -comrade-

    At least my theater had the what I expect is the best of the alternate endings, where Wade Wilson is actually still alive, and that piece of sh*t at the end totally wasn't him.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  30. -comrade-

    I can sit through a movie. What I take issue with is miring through sh*t. Paying ten bucks for it no less. Which I didn't (god bless theater loopholes).

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

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