Entries in X-Men (2)


“The Wolverine” Claws Its Way to First Place at the Box Office

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- The Wolverine, the sixth movie in Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise, cut down the competition to take first place at the box office this weekend.

The movie, which starred Hugh Jackman playing the mutant Wolverine for the sixth time (counting a brief cameo in X-Men: First Class,) made $55 million its opening weekend. It has received generally favorable reviews. The X-Men franchise has a theatrical box office total of nearly $2 billion worldwide.

The Conjuring fell just 47 percent from last weekend for second place, bringing in $22.13 million at the box office. Propelled by good reviews and word-of-mouth, the horror flick was able to avoid the steep second-weekend drop typically endured by scary movies.

Universal’s Despicable Me 2 took third place, and with a with a North American total of $306 million, the film has now made more money in North America than any other movie released this year with the expectation of Disney’s Iron Man 3, which made $407.1 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to

1.     The Wolverine     $55.0M     
2.     The Conjuring     $22.13M    
3.     Despicable Me 2     $16.0M      
4.     Turbo     $13.32M      
5.     Grown Ups 2     $11.5M    
6.     Red 2     $9.4M      
7.     Pacific Rim     $7.54M     
8.     The Heat     $6.85M      
9.     R.I.P.D.     $5.85M      
10.   Fruitvale Station     $4.657M  

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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy - John Shearer/ WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Stan Lee was treated like a real hero on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday.  The 88-year-old, who created many of Marvel Comics' signature superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four, received the 2,428th star on the famed sidewalk.

At the ceremony, Lee said he wanted to share the honor with his superhero creations.  He joked, "I hope the X-Men and The Hulk and Spider-Man are appreciative."

Speaking of Spider-Man, Lee is confident that Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway musical based on the web-slinger, will be a success, despite injuries suffered by cast members and other setbacks.  Lee said he's seen a rehearsal and called it "fantastic," and thinks the show will be a "monster hit."

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