The weekend’s top-five movies (estimated totals courtesy of Box Office Mojo; final figures will be available Monday afternoon):
1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
4. 17 Again
5. Monsters vs. Aliens
Poster art courtesy Twentieth-Century Fox
As expected, the Wolverine “prequel” film got the 2009 summer movie season off to a big start. The drop off after the initial, $35 million take on Friday was a little worrisome, though.
And “Ghosts” — which was intended to be “counterprogramming” for that movie — provided fairly weak competition.
The real surprise was the continued strength of the widely panned “Obsessed.” However, most of its competition wasn’t much better reviewed.