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'Angels' Fly

17 May, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold

The much-ballyhooed The Da Vinci Code sequel Angels & Demons opened to an estimated $48 million this weekend to take the three-day crown in box office receipts. It was on the high end of expectations. Paramount's Star Trek came in a close second its sophmore weekend with a gross of $43 million, a drop of just 43% from last weekend's opening. The film's total gross so far is estimated at $147.6 million, which according to our friends at Box Office Mojo makes it the highest-grossing "Star Trek" movie of all time. X-Men Origins: Wolverine came in at No. 3 its third weekend on the big screen, earning $14.8 million to bring its gross to $151.1 million. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past took in $6.9 million to snag the No. 4 spot, while fifth place went to Obsessed, with $4.6 million.

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