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Jackman's 'Wolverine' Leads Weekend Pack With $87M



    You can't keep a good X-Man down.

    Hugh Jackman's movie prequel "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has leaped to the top of the box office with an $87 million opening weekend.

    That puts it right in the pack with the three previous "X-Men" movies in which Jackman played the character of mutant superhero Wolverine.

    The trilogy's final chapter, "X-Men: The Last Stand," had the franchise's best opening with $102.8 million.

    But "Wolverine" came in ahead of the first two movies. "X-Men" did $54.5 million in its first weekend and "X2: X-Men United" did $85.6 million.

    Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner's romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" debuted in second place with $15.3 million.

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