By Will Ashton
To the surprise of no one, The Wolverine has won the number one spot for the weekend box office.
The superhero movie was able to get $55 million over the weekend. Which isn’t terrible, but is a bit disappointing compared to the $85 million that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was able to gain on its opening. This total is about the same as what X-Men: First Class opened with, but that movie didn’t have the benefit of 3-D sales, so…yeah.
Meanwhile, last week’s winner, The Conjuring, opened in second this weekend with $22 million. Other notable mentions include Grown Ups 2 becoming the 14th Adam Sandler-movie to bypass the $100 million point, earning $101.6 million domestically thus far, and Fruitvale Station breaking into the tenth spot in its wide release over the weekend with $4.6 million.
Meanwhile, in limited release, Woody Allen’s latest Blue Jasmine opened in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend and was able to earn $612,000. With a $102,128 per theater average (PTA), this is both the best PTA of the year, and of Woody Allen’s career, thus far.
Next week sees the releases of The Smurfs 2 and 2 Guns, as well as The Spectacular Now and the Lindsay Lohan-feature The Canyons in limited release. I would say it’s between The Wolverine and The Smurfs 2, but, of course, we’ll have to see next week.
Check out the full box office below:
|3.||Despicable Me 2||$16,000,000||$306.3|
|5.||Grown Ups 2||$11,500,000||$101.6|