Hugh Jackman is back as everyone's favorite mutant in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" spin-off "The Wolverine," and the film easily topped the box office in its first weekend of release. While it succeeded in putting an end to the recent streak of big-budget flops (including "White House Down," "The Lone Ranger" and "R.I.P.D."), it nonetheless won't reach the same heights as its critically maligned predecessor, 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Are audiences sick of sequels, reboots and spin-offs?

As for the rest of this week's list...

July 31, 2013

1. "The Wolverine" (Last week: Not ranked)
How will "X-Men: Days of Future Past" play when it opens next summer?

2. Toronto Film Festival (Last week: Not ranked)
The lineup for this year's fest has been announced, and will include Bill Condon’s Julian Assange biopic "The Fifth Estate," Alfonso Cuaron’s "Gravity," Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave", "Mandela: Long Road to Freedom," and "August: Osage County." Will any or all of these films earn a place in Oscar history?

3. "The Hobbit" Trilogy (Last week: Not ranked)
That's a wrap. "Desolation of Smaug" hits screen this December, with "There and Back Again" following in 2014. 

4. "The Hunger GamesCatching Fire" (Last week: No. 5)
Here are five things we learned about the anticipated sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.

5. "Blue Jasmine" (Last week: Not ranked)
Woody Allen isn't normally associated with big box office, but his latest -- opening in just six theaters -- grossed $102,000 per screen, setting a 2013 record. It also breaks his 2011 record for "Midnight in Paris."

6. "Cold Comes the Night(Last week: Not ranked)
"Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston will continue being bad in this upcoming noir co-starring Alice Eve.

7. "Captain Phillips
(Last week: Not ranked)
Will Tom Hanks hijack another Oscar? We'll see how good his chances are when the film premieres at the New York Film Festival on September 27,  a couple of weeks before its October 11 release. 

8. "Beverly Hills Cop 4(Last week: Not ranked)
It's on. Eddie Murphy's in. We're not gonna fall for the banana in the tailpipe. 

9. "Star Wars: Episode VII" (Last week: Not ranked)
Nuh Nuh Nuh NA nuh-NAH NA nu-NAAH. That was the "Imperial March" theme by John Williams. You'll probably be hearing it again when the Oscar magnet returns to score "Episode VII."

10. "Despicable Me 2(Last week: Not ranked)
Heroes and villains alike make bank. After "Iron Man 3" was the 2013 first film to cross the $300 million mark at the box office, it’s appropriate that the second film to do so this year stars a supervillain. 

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Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.