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The Wolverine tops U.K. box office on opening weekend

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Jul 31, 2013 | 1:15pm EDT

Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine has clawed its way to the top of the U.K. box office. The action movie has triumphed in the battle of the blockbusters with weekend (26-28Jul13) takings of $7 million (£4.7 million), pushing last week's leader Monsters University ($4.6 million/£3.1 million) into second place. Animated comedy sequel Despicable Me 2 remains in third place with takings of $3.1 million (£2.08 million), and Simon Pegg's comedy The World's End drops two places to four, with $2.1 million (£1.4 million). Now You See Me rounds out the top five for the second week in a row with $1.3 million (£880,000).

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