The Wolverine has taken the US box office crown with a $55 million opening. While that’s not a bad take, and certainly better than recent disappointments such as The Lone Ranger and Pacific Rim, it’s still being seen as rather soft, as most had expected it to take $60 million plus.
There was more to cheer globally though as the mutant movie took an impressive $141 million, suggesting that even if it doesn’t become a huge hit in North America, it’ll still be a massive success around the globe. With the film costing $120 million – versus the $200 million plus of other recent failures – it may suggest Hollywood needs to rethink how much it spends on some of its movies.
The only other film making its first appearance in the top 10 is Fruitvale Station, which added 1,000 screens (up from 34 screen last weekend), allowing it to take $4.6 million, placing it in 10th spot on the chart. The film, based on the true story of Oscar Grant, has got massive amounts of attention in the US following the aquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed African-American Trayvon Martin, helping Fruitvale Station to find a larger audience than it might have otherwise.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of July 26th-28th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|3||Despicable Me 2||$16.0||$306.4|
|5||Grown Ups 2||$11.5||$101.6|