'X-Men: First Class' tops weekend box office

(L-R) Actors Zoe Kravitz, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the 'X-Men: First Class' New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 25, 2011 in New York City.
(L-R) Actors Zoe Kravitz, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the 'X-Men: First Class' New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 25, 2011 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Fantasy and comedy were the two top genres generating the biggest bucks at the box office. Here's a rundown of this past weekend’s favorite five.

First, there was Superman, then along came “Rocket Man” and then came the “X-Men.” This weekend, they were back for the fifth time with the backstory about their younger years as superheroes drawing a big but not the biggest audience. Still, “X-Men: First Class” powered a solid $56 million for Fox.

In its second weekend, “The Hangover Part II” was knocked into second place but is still drawing strong business for Warner Bros. with $32.4 million. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” the animated movie about Po, the martial arts master, kicked in $24.3 million for Paramount/DreamWorks.

Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of “Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” fell into fourth place, capturing $18 million in doubloons in its third week in release for Buena Vista. The female raunch-fest “Bridesmaids” finished fifth, grossing $12.1 million for Universal.

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