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X-Men: First Class Opens #1, But Weak

Fox's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS took the #1 spot at the U.S. box office for the weekend of June 3-5, 2011.

Fox's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS took the #1 spot at the U.S. box office for the weekend of June 3-5, 2011. With vfx from 4DMax, Cinedev, Cinesite, Digital Domain, Hydraulx. Luma Pictures, Method Studios, Moving Picture Company (MPC), Persistence of Vision Ent., Proof, Rhythm and Hues, The Senate Visual Effects, The Third Floor, Trixter Film, The Visual Effects Company and Weta Digital, the fifth X-MEN film grossed $56 million, which is a far cry from X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE's $85.1 million opening.

Warner Bros.' THE HANGOVER II dropped 62.2% and finished in second. The raunchy comedy has a cume of $186.9 million.

DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 2 slipped to third with $24.3 million. The animated sequel has amassed $100.4 million to date.

Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES sailed into fourth, bringing in another $18 million. With vfx from BlueBolt, Cinesite, Hirota Paint Industries (HPI), Hydraulx, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Method Studios, CIS Hollywood, Kerner Optical, Mova, Moving Picture Company (MPC), Pixel Liberation Front and Rising Sun Pictures, the pirate fantasy film has a cume of $190.3 million.

Universal's BRIDESMAIDS placed fifth, adding $12.1 million to its $107.3 million cume.

Paramount and Marvel's THOR nailed the sixth spot with $4.2 million. With vfx from BUF, CEG Media, Digital Domain, Fuel VFX, Hirota Paint Industries (HPI), Legacy Effects, Luma Pictures, The Base Studio, The Third Floor and Whiskytree, the godly superhero flick has brought in $169.1 million thus far.

Universal's FAST FIVE parked in seventh with $3.24 million. With vfx from BlueBolt, Factory VFX, Method Studios, Moving Picture Company (MPC), Pixomondo, Proof and With A Twist Studio, the racing heist flick has stolen $202.1 million to date.

Sony Picture Classics' MIDNIGHT IN PARIS slipped one slot to eighth. The Woody Allen comedy added $2.92 million to its $6.94 million cume.

TriStar's JUMPING THE BROOM stayed steady in ninth with $865,000. The romcom has a cume of $35.9 million.

Closing out the top ten was Warner Bros.' SOMETHING BORROWED, which brought in another $835,000, lifting its cume to $36.7 million.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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