"The Wolverine" ripped up its competition going into the weekend, raking in an estimated $21 million on Friday in ticket sales.
As expected, the latest blockbuster in the "X-Men" film series will easily lead the weekend box office.
Fox's summer tentpole unseated "The Conjuring," which was the favorite of filmgoers last weekend. The horror film took in an additional $7.3 million and is on track for a second-place finish.
Universal's "Despicable Me 2” continued to outpace another family-friendly film,
But like its plot about a snail with aspirations to move a little bit quicker, "Turbo" got closer to its animated rival and brought in just over $4 million on Friday for a fourth-place finish.
A few high-concept, big-budget blockbusters continued their box-office tumbles.
Rounding out the top 10 is "Fruitvale Station.” The drama about the last day in the life of 22-year-old Oscar Grant -- unarmed and killed by a guard after a New Year's altercation on an Oakland train in 2009 -- took in $1.4 million on Friday.