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(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.
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.