The Wolverine leads box office pack
LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - The Wolverine leapt to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, overtaking horror flick The Conjuring, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Starring Hugh Jackman as a clawed mutant, the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise took in US$55 million (S$69.5 million), tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.
The Conjuring, starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in a drama about paranormal investigtors, scared up an estimated US$22 million on its second weekend.
Dropping a notch to third place was Despicable Me 2, with Steve Carell as a villain-turned doting father, which made US$16 million.