The Wolverine ripped its way through this weekend's box office competition.
Fox's latest installment in the X-Men franchise pulled in $55 million in its debut, knocking low-budget horror flick The Conjuring down from the No. 1 spot.
In spite of its success, however, the super hero film still fell below analysts' projections, who estimated that The Wolverine would nab upwards of $85 million.
Meanwhile, in the battle of the animated flicks, Despicable Me 2 continued to top Turbo, taking in $16 million in its fourth weekend, over the DreamWorks flick's $13.3 million.
Also of note, Fruitvale Station, catapulted to the top 10, rounding it out with $4.7 million after landing at No. 17 last week.
The film tells the story of the last day in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, who was unarmed and killed by a police officer on New Year's Day.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:
1. The Wolverine, $55 million
2. The Conjuring, $22.1 million
3. Despicable Me 2, $16 million
4. Turbo, $13.3 million
5. Grown Ups 2, $11.5 million
6. Red 2, $9.4 million
7. Pacific Rim, $7.5 million
8. The Heat, $6.9 million
9. R.I.P.D., $5.9 million
10. Fruitvale Station, $4.7 million