Super 8 Tops the Box Office

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After a lot of chatter about its box-office potential, J.J. Abrams's Super 8 scored the top spot at the box office, earning a cool $37 million during its debut weekend. Meanwhile, X-Men: First Class claimed the second spot, earning $25 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to $98.8 million. The Hangover Part II slid into third place, earning $18.5 million during its third week, bringing its cumulative earnings to $216.5 million. Kung Fu Panda 2 came in fourth place, earning $16.6 million, bumping its cumulative gross to $126.9 million. And Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides came in fifth place, earning another $10.8 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to $208.7 million. [BoxOfficeMojo]