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'2 Guns' Shoots Down 'The Wolverine' at Box Office

August 5, 2013 (1:42 am) GMT
The R-rated action movie tops the chart with an estimated $27.4 million as another newcomer, 'The Smurfs 2', opens to a disappointing $18.2 million on its first weekend.

"" is taking the throne at the North America box office on its debut weekend. The action thriller, which pairs with , brings down last week's champion "" from the top spot with $27.1 million.

Directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur, the movie interestingly attracted 49% women of the audience despite its genre and R rating. It also drew an ethnically diverse audience, with African-Americans making up 28% of the audience and Hispanics 14%.

Universal president of domestic distribution Nikki Rocco says of the pic's performance, "We're very happy to have the No. 1 opening in North America for the seventh time this year. I think the chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg was a big draw. Adults really enjoyed the film."

's "Wolverine" now has to be content with being the runner-up after storming its way to the top of the chart last week. The movie adds $21.3 million (drop 59%) for a total domestic cume of $95 million.

On the third place is new release "". Despite the commercial success of the first movie, it turned out the sequel got a lukewarm welcome as it only bags in $17.5 million for the weekend for a disappointing five-day debut of $27.3 million.

"It's a bit of a bummer how it performed here, but it's set to do big business on the world stage," Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer admits. "To be at $80 million-plus at this point with many major markets yet to go, including China, we are in a great position. It will be hugely successful for the studio."

Horror pic "" steps down from No. 2 to No. 4 with $13 million. "" is also down two spots to No. 5, adding $10.1 million to its current total domestic gross of $326.4 million.

Also debuting last week was "" starring . Despite the buzz it received leading to the movie's limited release, it failed to gain many viewers, raking in a mere $15,200 from ticket sales at the IFC Center in New York City.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for August 2-4:

  1. "" - $27.1 million
  2. "" - $21.3 million
  3. "" - $17.5 million
  4. "" - $13 million
  5. "" - $10.1 million
  6. "" - $7.9 million
  7. "" - $6.2 million
  8. "" - $5.6 million
  9. "" - $4.6 million
  10. "" - $4.5 million


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