Box Office Bows to 'X-Men: First Class'


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The mutant-themed film takes the first place of the chart by gaining $56 million, while 'The Hangover Part II' slides to the second spot with $32.4 million.

Mutants are taking the box office reign with "X-Men: First Class" claiming the first spot. The latest installment of "X-Men" film franchise grosses $55.1 million from 3,641 theaters. However, it seems not to be a really great start, considering the spent budget was $160 million. The movie also falls short from its predecessors, for example "X-Men: The Last Stand" which debuted $105.8 million in 2006.

Trailing behind the fifth "X-Men" film is "The Hangover Part II", which drops 63.5% from last week's cume. The raunchy comedy, which revolves around Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha), obtains $31.4 million and lands on the second place.

Meanwhile, "Kung Fu Panda 2" also slides to number three. Falling 49.9%, the animated comedy film takes in $23.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $100 million.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Bridesmaids" are racing to number four and five respectively. The adventure film, in which Johnny Depp stars as Captain Jack Sparrow, collects $17.9 million. In the meantime, the comedy film grosses $12 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for June 3-5:

  1. "X-Men: First Class" - $55.1 million
  2. "The Hangover Part II" - $31.4 million
  3. "Kung Fu Panda 2" - $23.9 million
  4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" - $17.9 million
  5. "Bridesmaids" - $12 million
  6. "Thor" - $4.2 million
  7. "Fast Five" - $3.2 million
  8. "Midnight in Paris" - $2.8 million
  9. *"Something Borrowed" - $0.8 million
  10. "Jumping the Broom" - $0.8 million
*UPDATE (June 5, 2011): When the final figures came out on Monday, June 5, "Jumping the Broom" dropped another slot to the tenth. Hence, it swapped place with "Something Borrowed", which now secured the ninth position on the chart.

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