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Weekend Box Office: ‘X-Men: First Class’ Underwhelms
Weekend Box Office: ‘X-Men: First Class’ Underwhelms
As many predicted, 'X-Men: First Class' easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend. Still, the Marvel reboot, which traced the beginnings of the 'X-Men' characters, managed to fall well below expectations, taking in just $56.0 million. To put things in perspective: That's the lowest debut by an 'X-Men' movie since the franchise launched in 2000, with $54.5 million.
‘Rio’ Flies High at Weekend Box Office
‘Rio’ Flies High at Weekend Box Office
Once again, an animated movie found itself ruling the weekend box office. In this case, it was 'Rio.' The high-flying kids' movie, which features the voice talent of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg and more, pulled in an estimated $40 million, making it the year's best opening thus far. Coming in at a distant second was the much-anticipated 'Scream 4,' which opened with an underwhelming $19.3 milli