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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.
Split spends its third consecutive weekend at the top of the US box office although hit was the Super Bowl weekend which means Sunday had little to no impact on the box office.
This weekend the film took $14.6 million which brings its total gross to $98.7 million, it will reach $100 million before next weekend.
Highest new film of the weekend is the reboot of the gone stale Rings franchise, the last film was The Ring Two released in 2005.
The new take brings the film up to date and takes $13 million on its opening weekend of release, 14 years after The Ring this is a lower opening gross which doesn’t bode well for the film.
Highest total grossing film on the US top 10 this week is Sing, at number 7 this week with $262 million in total gross.
Proving to be a success for the DC Cinema Universe (and Warner Bros.) the super anti-hero film takes $43.7 million on its second weekend of release, down nearly 75% from its debut.
The film has now taken $222 million in 10 days and is on course to be one of the bigger film of the year.
Entering the chart highest, and in second place, is the Seth Rogans voiced Sausage Party, an adult animation which also starts the voices of Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill.
With a debut of $34 million its not quite Disney but for an R rated cartoon its a very good debut.
Talking of Disney they unleashed their 2016 remake/retelling of Petes Dragon this week and it perhaps hasn't quite done the numbers expected.
Landing at number 3 the film takes $21 million, considering the talent involved and the advertising a higher debut would have been expected.
Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Street is also new at 8.
Continuing the DC Cinematic Universe that was started in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice this film does something the Marvel/Disney have not yet dared, put the bad guys front and centre.
And audiences have lapped this up with Suicide Squad topping the UK box office with an excellent £11.2 million, nearly as big as the much more anticipated Batman V Superman from March.
That superhero movie sank quickly at the box office so we'll be watching things closely to see if it does similar.
Worth noting is that if the chart listing was taken over the whole week then Finding Dory would sit at the top with £12 million.
Highest total grossing on this weeks top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now grossed over £32 million, while longest stay on the box office is The Angry Birds Movie with 11 weeks.
A year ago
The Fantastic Four reboot made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation down to number 2.
Five years ago
Four weeks in and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was still number 1 leaving JJ Abrams Super 8 to debut at number 2.
Ten years ago
TV show turned movie Miami Vice made its debut at the top knocking Cars down to number 2.<> Fifteen years ago
Cats and Dogs made its debut a the top of the box office knocking Jurassic Park III from the top which fell to number 3.
Twenty years ago
Twister remained at the top for a second week leaving James and The Giant Peach to make its debut at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was at top for another week while the top new film came in at number 2 in the shape of Backdraft.
The superhero mash up took $52 million during its second weekend of release to bring its total to $261 million, not a bad total but it won't be going anywhere near the Marvel super hero films.
Highest new film of the week is Gods Not Dead 2, a sequel to the 2014 film which was a bit of a suprise hit, although this sequel will not gross naywhere near the originals total.
Top total grossing film on the US box office this week is Deadpool which after 8 weeks of release has now grossed $355 million.
The children's fantasy film enters at the top of the box office on its debut with £2.7 million pound which is low for both star Jack Black and director Rob Letterman.
Black has his next film Kung Fu Panda 3 about to be released in the UK which will most likely debut much higher and be a bigger hit.
British favourite Dads Army gets a big screen remake this week and enters the box office at number 2 with just over £2 million.
The World War 2 film starring Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as a whole host of British talent, has maybe performed below expectations but will most likely hang around for a fair few weeks.
Last week top film, The Revenant, fall to number 3 this week after 3 weeks at the top, but with Oscar just round the corner there could be a resurgent later in February.
Highest total grossing film on the box office is Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has now taken an incredible $120 million in the UK and is at number 6 this week.
A year ago
Big Hero 6 remained at the top of the box office while fellow animated feature Shaun The Sheep was new at 3.
Five years ago
Tangled stayed at the top or another week with the highest new film The Fighter entering at number 3.
Ten years ago
Zathura A Space Adventure made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Fun With Dick and Jane down to number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Mel Gibson was starring in What Women Want which right in at the top of the box office knocking Cast Away from Robert Zemeckis down to number 2.
Twenty years ago
Action super film Heat made its debut at the top of the box office knocking thriller super film Seven down to number 3.
Twenty five years ago
Arnie took his latest film Kindergarten Cop to the top of the box office knocking Rocky V down to number 2.
Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Johnny Depp stars in Transcendence, a technology gone mad tale of a scientist trying to create a super human being and experimenting on himself. This will have a hard time against The Amazing Spider-Man 2 but it will chart in the top 5.
Cameron Diaz stars in The Other Woman, the three woman in a mans life, wife and 2 mistresses meet they plot to get their revenge on the man. The Love Punch charted low this week which demands a similar audience, but Diaz is a box office puller so this could go low top 5.
Come back next week to find out where they landed on the Uk box office chart.
The runner up was another super hero movie, this time in the form of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises with took $1,078,930,642 globally.
Next up is the top British film of all time as Bond has his best film at the world box office ever and took $983,900,000 in 2012 with Skyfall.
Ice Age: Continental Drift took $877,111,391 making it the fourth best film of the year and the fifth best film is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 with $794,805,734.
It wouldn't be right to mention 2012 with thinking of The Hobbit: Am Unexpected Journey which has to date taken $686,703,000, and will probably end up near the $1 billion mark making it one of the top film released in 2012 although much of that will be taken in 2013.
It's a certainty that the film will continue to gross in large numbers with the seemingly continuous awards being beset upon the film, a Golden Globe is in the bag, a number of BAFTA's are sure to follow and Oscar is definitely knocking on the door.
After 10 days of release the film has taken a total gross of £10,759,019. New this week at 2 is Green Hornet, the latest in a long run and continuing run of high budget super hero movies. Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz Green Hornet took £1,878,905 over the weekend.
Falling a single place to three this week is Danny Boyles true life drama 127 Hours which grossed £1,342,432 increasing it's total for 10 days to £4,367,411, a little less than maybe would have been expected but this is no Slumdog!
The last 2 place on the top 5 are taken by Christmas hold over movies Gulliver's Travels and Little Fockers which take £1,252,107 and £1,224,667 respectively over the weekend.
The box office this week is down on this time last year where Avatar and Sherlock Holmes were still taking good money at the box office, although for ticket sales Avatar is in line with The Kings Speech due to the 3D tax for the Cameron extravaganza.
The first film although fun was basically just another super hero movie that ticked all the right boxes. The inevitable sequel was to follow after the amount of money it made and as always with sequels the ante had to be upped.
Bring in Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow for a bit of glamour and Mickey Rourke as the bad guy and suddenly things are starting to look a whole lot better.
The second trailer for the film shows a lot of promise, Mickey Rourke's Whiplash is quite wonderfully shown off in the trailer and there is just enough of Scarlett Johansson to seriously whet the appetite.
And this is ignoring the fact that there is also glimpses of Samuel L. Jackson which is always enough to make a trailer worth watching.
Check out the trailer at apple.com