X-Men: First Class won the top spot at the box office in its first weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
It grossed an estimated $56 million, higher than the first X-Men film released in 2000 ($54.5 million), but notably lower than the following three installments. X2 premiered to $85.6 million in 2003, X-Men: The Last Stand opened to $102.8 million in 2007 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine grossed $85 million two years ago in its first weekend out.
Last week's record-breaking No. 1 film, The Hangover Part II, drew $32.4 million to take second place. Kung Fu Panda 2 followed at No. 3 with $24.3 million (crossing the $100 million mark).
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Another sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, anchored the fourth spot, attracting $18 million. Filling out the top 5, Bridesmaids also crossed the $100 million mark with $12 million.
Ranking sixth for the weekend, Thor garnered $4.2 million. Fast Five took in $3.2 million to race across the $200 million line.
Rounding out the top 10: Midnight in Paris (No. 8, $2.9 million), Jumping the Broom (No. 9, $865,000) and Something Borrowed (No. 10, $835,000).