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"Wolverine" slashes rivals in $87 million debut

 Cast member Hugh Jackman poses at an industry screening of
Cast member Hugh Jackman poses at an industry screening of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California in this April 28, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic book movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" slashed its rivals at North American box offices over the weekend, taking in $87 million to rank No. 1 in the first major debut of Hollywood's summer movie season.

Film studio estimates on Sunday showed romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" landing in the No. 2 spot with $15.3 million, while last week's champ, thriller "Obsessed," dropped to 3rd place with a weekend haul of $12.2 million.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.

"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" was released by New Line Cinema, a unit of the Warner Bros. movie-studio wing of Time Warner Inc.

"Obsessed" was distributed by Screen Gems, a division of Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Entertainment.

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Will Dunham)

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