Box Office: "Super 8" Tops "X-Men" and "Hangover 2"

Posted Sunday June 12, 2011 12:10 PM GMT

Powering its way atop the pack, the JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg film "Super 8" is well on its way to a box office topping debut over the weekend of June 10-12, 2011.

The Sci-Fi/Thriller starring Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning pulled in $12 million on Friday and $14 million on Saturday en route to an opening take of $37 million.

In garnering the pole position, "Super 8" edged out last weekend's winner "X-Men: First Class" - as the James McAvoy/January Jones starring comic book caper slipped to the runner-up spot while earning $25 million for a cumulative total of $98.8 million.

Rounding out the projected top five at this weekend's box office are three big name pictures including "The Hangover Part II" ($18.5 million), "Kung Fu Panda 2" ($16.6 million) and "Pirates Of The Caribbean 4" ($10.8 million).