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The Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart starring film has got excellent reviews across the board for its daring move away from the traditional super hero movie and has benefited in the process.
For an R rated movie it is the fourth highest opening in the US ever and most likely will go on to be the highest grossing stand alone Wolverine movie.
Falling down to 2 this week, but still holing its own is last week top film Get Out which takes $26.1 on its second weekend of release.
The little known horror film has now taken $76 million after 10 days of release in the US.
Also new this week is The Shack which is at 3 with $16 million and Before I Fall which is at 5 with $5 million.
Longest running film on the US box office is La La Land which has now been around for 13 weeks and the highest total grossing is Hidden Figures with $158 million.
Mention must go to Moonlight which after the Oscar fiasco with La La Land this week goes national and increases its gross by 260%, this week it is at 12 with $2.5 million.
The last of the Resident Evil films grosses just over $93 million on its debut in China, and with its gross in the other 50 countries it take $97 million for the week.
This brings the film world gross to $238.5 million, a figure that brings it in line with the best of the series.
Highest new film this week across the globe is American number one hit Get Out which has takes $30.5 million on its debut, in America only, it sits at number 3.
Oscar film like La La Land and Moonlight are set to do well next week on the global box office but this week only La La Land has a place, at number 8.
Highest total grossing movie on the chart this week is Sing which is at number 10 and has a total global gross of $550.4 million.
The film is a debut for writer/director Jordan Peele and makes its debut over the Oscar weekend where Moonlight and La La Land made all the headlines.
Batman in his Lego took a small tumble down to number 2 this weekend with a good $20 million gross, this brings the films total US gross to $133 million.
Very little else happened on the US box office this weekend with a couple of Oscar hopefuls still hanging on waiting to see if the award boost will give them a little more life.
Longest running film this week is La La Land with 12 weeks to date and the highest total grossing film is Hidden Figures which is now on $152.8 million after 10 weeks.
In its second weekend The Life of Pets takes a gross of £4.7 million, this brings the films total gross to an very good £16.6 million after 2 weeks, the films weekly gross is over £7 million.
Highest new entry of the week in Absolutely Fabulous The Move which makes its debut at number 2, a weekend gross of £4.02 million.
The film version of the British comedy comes nearly 25 years after the TV series started on BBC and amazingly it still has all the original cast including leads Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.
A good run should be in order for the film although as is often the case with TV to movie adaptation it will probably spend a lot of time in cinemas but out of the charts.
Also new this week is Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence which is new at 3.
Highest total grossing and longest running movie on the box office this week once again is The Jungle Book which over 12 weeks has grossed £47 million.
A years ago
The Minions remained at the top of the box office while highest new film was Terminator Genisys at number 2.
Five years ago
Transformers: Dark of The Moon is the highest new film at the top of the box office while falling to number 2 is Bridesmaids.
Ten years ago
New at the top of Dreamworks Over The Hedge while The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift falls down to number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Shrek was the new film at the top of the box office while Evolution falls to number 2.
Twenty years ago
The Rock remains firm at the top of the box office while highest new film is Moonlight and Valentino at number 4.
Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 ½ The Smell of Fear makes its box office debut at the top knocking Silence of The Lambs down to number 2.
The Boxtrolls makes it 2 weeks at the top, this week with no advanced screenings, but it still manages to retain a £1.33 million weekend and £3.6 million from 10 days of release.
Highest new entry for the week is A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson reprising a role for which he seems to have found a nice since his starring in Taken.
Tombstones narrowly missed out the the top spot by about £15 million, taking £1.31 for the weekend, with The Equaliser being released on Friday it will likely not get it's day at the top.
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Historical box office
This time last year Ron Howard's Rush was still topping the box office with the highest new film right down at 5 in the shape of Diana.
Five years ago Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was the new film at the top knocking District 9 down to second place.
Ten years ago Tom Cruise went serious in Collateral knocking Open Water down to second after a single week on top.
Fifteen years ago The Generals Daughter entered in second place while Eyes Wide Shut stayed at the top for a second week.