"Wolverine" weekend box office nudged lower

Mon May 4, 2009 8:08pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic book movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" saw its box office tally lowered slightly to $85 million from $87 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to final studio figures released on Monday.

The fourth and latest installment in the "X-Men" movie franchise, based on characters from Marvel Comics, was the No. 1 film at box offices over the weekend following its Friday debut that launched Hollywood's summer blockbuster season.

Finishing at No. 2 for the weekend was romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" with $15.4 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to box office tracker Media by Numbers. Thriller "Obsessed" came in at No. 3 with $12 million.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which stars Hugh Jackman in the title role, was released by Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of News Corp. "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" was released by Warner Bros. and "Obsessed" by the Screen Gems unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

<p>Cast member Hugh Jackman poses at an industry screening of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this April 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files</p>