Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman's 'The Wolverine' Reigns Supreme At Box-Office

'The Wolverine' topped the US box-office at the weekend.

The Fox film, which features Hugh Jackman as the clawed superhero, collected $55 million in ticket sales in North America, according to studio estimates.

The superhero flick earned another $86.1 million overseas, which means the film's takings from the opening week alone surpassed the $120 million it cost to make.

Chris Aronson, Fox's head of domestic distribution, said: ''It's a huge opening for the clawed one. It played equally well from Maine [State of New England] to Maui [Hawaii island].''

It is the sixth film in the 'X-Men' franchise which has now made $1.9 billion worldwide.

Supernatural horror film 'The Conjuring', which stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, slipped into second place taking another $22.1 million.

Meanwhile, comedy 'Despicable Me 2' took third place collecting $16 million. The animation - the sequel to the 2010's 'Despicable Me' - has now made more than $600 million since its release four weeks ago.

Another Fox production, 'Turbo,' nabbed fourth place with $13.3 million and Adam Sandler's comedy 'Grown Ups 2' followed with $11.5 million.

According to Hollywood.com the US box office top five stands at:

The Wolverine - $55.m

The Conjuring - $22.1m

Despicable Me 2 -$16m

Turbo $13.3m

Grown Ups 2 - $11.5m


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