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Weekend Report, July 29, 2013

After X-Men Origins: Wolverine crashed and burned four years ago, The Wolverine had its work cut out for it this past weekend. The re-vamped concept prevailed with critics and fans, but did Average Joes open their wallets? The Hugh Jackman vehicle came away with a soft $55M domestic opening, but did much better overseas (the film features a number of international stars) and stands to do well in the long run. It looks as though this Wolverine can get the monkey of its back.

The Wolverine: $55M

James Mangold
WME - Phil Raskind
Management 360 - Daniel Rappaport

Hugh Jackman
WME - Patrick Whitesell

Hiroyuki Sanada
CAA - Larry Galper
Lighthouse Entertainment - Steven Siebert

 

The Conjuring: $22.1M

James Wan
Paradigm - Scott Henderson
Stacey Testro International - Stacey Testro

Patrick Wilson
CAA - Rick Kurtzman
Anonymous Content - Tony Lipp

Vera Farmiga
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Authentic Talent & Literary - Jon Rubinstein

 

Despicable Me 2: $16M

Steve Carell
WME - Michelle Bohan
Media Four - Steve Sauer

Kristen Wiig
UTA - Josh Katz
Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment - Naomi Odenkirk

Russell Brand
WME - Adam Venit
Anonymous Content - Doug Wald, Eli Selden & Michael Sugar

 

Turbo: $13.3M

Ryan Reynolds
CAA - Darren Statt

Paul Giamatti
UTA - Billy Lazarus
Kipperman Management - Perri Kipperman

Samuel L. Jackson
ICM Partners - Carol Bodie
Anonymous Content - Eli Selden

 

Grown Ups 2: $11.5M

Dennis Dugan
UTA - David Kramer

Adam Sandler
WME - Adam Venit
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Sandy Wernick

Chris Rock
ICM Partners - Eddy Yablans

 

Source: Box Office Mojo