Wolverine Rules The Box Office!

May. 3 2009, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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Curse, what curse?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine-- which was plagued by both on-line pirates and the swine flu  - is in track to rake in $80 million dollars in its opening weekend.

Wolverine --starring Hugh Jackman -- opened to a $35 million box office on Friday, boosted by strong midnight showings on Thursday night.  While the opening day didn’t break any records, it was a very solid opening day in the face of swine flu concerns that might have scared off some people in affected states from going to a crowded movie theater.

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Industry experts say the movie will likely not match Iron Man’s nearly $100 Million opening weekend from last year, but Iron Man did not open in the face of a potential pandemic.

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