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    Box Office: The Wolverine Slashes The Conjuring, Takes the No. 1 Spot

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    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. 

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    The Conjuring Warner Bros. Pictures

    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.

    Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine also got off to a nice start this weekend as well, raking in about $613,000 on only six screens. 

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    Despicable Me 2 Courtesy of Universal Pictures

    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

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