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'2 Guns' shoots past 'Wolverine,' 'Smurfs 2' to take No. 1 position at weekend box office

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    This image released by Universal Pictures shows Bill Paxton, left, and Denzel Washington in a scene from "2 Guns." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Patti Perret)


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    This publicity image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows from left, Grouchy, voiced by George Lopez, Vanity, voiced by John Oliver and Papa Smurf, voiced by Jonathan Winters a scene from the film "Smurfs 2." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Animation)


LOS ANGELES — “2 Guns” is No. 1 at the weekend box office.

The Universal action film starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg pulled the trigger in the top spot with $27.4 million, according to studio estimates today.

“2 Guns” is based on a graphic novel of the same name and features Washington as a DEA agent and Wahlberg as a Naval Intelligence officer who must team up.

Fox’s superhero flick “The Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman as the clawed warrior claimed No. 2 with $21.7 million in its second weekend.

Sony’s computer-generated family film “The Smurfs 2” opened in the No. 3 position with $18.2 million.

The Warner Bros. haunted house tale “The Conjuring” crossed the $100 million mark at No. 4 after earning $13.6 million in its third weekend.

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