wolverine photo 4 Box Office: 'Wolverine' on top Friday, but below estimatesThe new Hugh Jackman “Wolverine” movie was on top of the Friday box office, but new estimates for its opening weekend only have the superhero movie at $53-56 million and not the $63 million the studio was predicting, according to Deadline. That puts it well below the last “Wolverine” movie, “Origins,” which opened to over $85 million, despite being widely panned by critics.

Holdover “The Conjuring” scared up $7.3 million on Friday for second place, followed by “Despicable Me 2” at $4.8 million, “Turbo 3D” at $4 million and “Grown Ups 2” in fifth place with $3.6 million. The domestic box office total for “Despicable” is now over $300 million and “Grown Ups 2” is over $100 million.

The rest of the Top 10:

6. “Red 2,” $2.7 M
7. “Pacific Rim 3D,” $2.2 M
8. “The Heat,” $2 M
9. “R.I.P.D. 3D,” $1.8 M
10. “Fruitvale Station,” $1.4 M

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."