“The Wolverine” Claws Its Way To The Top

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wolverine” slashed monsters and minions to debut atop the weekend box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Fox film featuring Hugh Jackman’s sixth turn as the claw-wielding superhero opened with $55 million.

Last weekend’s top movie, Warner Bros.’ low-budget horror “The Conjuring,” slipped to second place, adding another $22.1 million to its North American take.

“Despicable Me 2″ was in third with $16 million. The Universal animated sequel has made more than $600 million worldwide since it came out four weeks ago. Another animated film, Fox’s “Turbo,” was in fourth place with $13.3 million. “Grown Ups 2″ followed with $11.5 million.

Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine,” opened in just six theaters but still brought in $612,767.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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