'X-Men: First Class' opens at Number One in US

Mutant movie looks set to fail to overtake 'Hangover' sequel in UK

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X-Men: First Class has opened at the US box office at the Number One spot. Despite the lack of any A-list names, the X-Men prequel has opened with comfortable figures of $54m.

The weekend total is a small improvement on the original's opening figures of $52m back in 2000 but down on X-Men Origins:Wolverine which posted $85m in 2009.

r /> After a huge $86m opening, Hangover: Part Two saw a massive drop off of 62% as less than positive word of mouth spoke of the sequel as something of a rehash.

Still the biggest success of the summer in the US, with a budget a fifth of the super-hero blockbuster, is Bridesmaids. The Kirsten Wiig comedy has now passed the magic $100m figure moving into it's fourth week and holding strong.

British movie Submarine had a very limited release over the Atlantic but grossed a healthy screen average of $10,000.

At the UK box office, official figures are still pending but it seems that The Hangover: Part Two will hold onto the top spot. Kung Fu Panda 2, while still on previews, looks set to open well.

For more Box Office figures visit Box Office Mojo

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