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'X-Men: First Class' powers to top of box office with $56M

Actors James McAvoy (left) and Michael Fassbender in a scene from the movie 'X-Men: First Class.' (Photo courtesy of Bad Hat Harry Productions / Donners' Company / Marv Films / Marvel Enterprises / Marvel Studios / Translux / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Vivid White Productions)

June 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
"X-Men: First Class" had a solid No. 1 opening with a $56 million weekend, but it didn't have the same box-office superpowers as their older selves.

Debut weekends for the last three "X-Men" movies ranged from $85.1 million to $102.8 million. The original "X-Men" opened 11 years ago with $54.5 million, but that would amount to about $80 million today adjusting for ticket-price inflation.

The movie added $64 million from 74 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $120 million.

"The Hangover Part II," fell to second-place with $32.4 million and "Kung Fu Panda 2" slipped to third place with $24.3 million.

Rounding off the top five movies of the weekend were "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," with $18 million and "Bridesmaids" with $12.1 million.

The top 10 movies of the weekend were:

1. "X-Men: First Class," $56 million.

2. "The Hangover Part II," $32.4 million.

3. "Kung Fu Panda 2," $24.3 million.

4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $18 million.

5. "Bridesmaids," $12.1 million.

6. "Thor," $4.2 million.

7. "Fast Five," $3.2 million.

8. "Midnight in Paris," $2.9 million.

9. "Jumping the Broom," $865,000.

10. "Something Borrowed," $835,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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