May 5, 2009 / 12:10 AM / 10 years ago

'Wolverine' weekend box office nudged lower

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (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 (NWSA.O). “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” was released by Warner Bros. TWX.N and “Obsessed” by the Screen Gems unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment (6758.T). (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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