BOX OFFICE: THE WOLVERINE Now On Course For $75-80M Opening Weekend

The Wolverine slashes his way back into theaters this Friday, and the Hugh Jackman-starrer is now expected to gross a solid $75-80M in its opening weekend (higher than the previously reported $70M, but still lower than the $85M debut for 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

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By Paul Romano - 7/24/2013


This Friday sees the release of 20th Century Fox's The Wolverine, in which Hugh Jackman returns as the most popular X-Men character. Initial tracking for the Japanese-set installment suggested a $70M opening weekend, which is solid, but lower than the $85M debut gross of 2009's critically panned X-Men Origin: Wolverine. Now, The Wolverine is expected to open with an impressive $75-80M. In addition to a North American theatrical release, the film is also launching in 62 other markets, such as the United Kingdom and Russia. Reviews have been good so far, with a 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 36 reviews, which will only help The Wolverine be very successful; not to mention that it's the only new wide release this weekend, which is refreshing. Do you plan on seeing the movie this weekend?

Source: Variety
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TheMexicanSuperman - 7/24/2013, 11:37 AM
Wolverine vs Ninjas.
Extremis - 7/24/2013, 11:39 AM
I hope its good.gonna watch it day after tomorrow.
ruadh - 7/24/2013, 11:39 AM
I do not plan to see this movie this weekend. Probably won't see it until it hits HBO.
knocturnalzen10 - 7/24/2013, 11:45 AM
I'll beat both ruadh an mindriot RED BOX!
Spideyshawn - 7/24/2013, 11:50 AM
Saw it yesterday and it was great going again Friday.
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 11:51 AM
@KingTrav33

That would be incredibly epic!!! There was nothing but positivity coming out of the mouths of those who saw the footage at comic con. Plus I'm a huge spidey fan so I'm already set to see it either way whether it be theater or you-tube!
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 11:53 AM
@Spideyshawn

Hells yeah!!! Can't wait to see it!!! You go and see that film and get laid afterwards!!
Ocelot - 7/24/2013, 11:53 AM
Looks good, hope it's good, will be watching it tomorrow.
BlackAmerica - 7/24/2013, 11:54 AM
Checking it out tomorrow at 8. Pretty excited! Can't wait to see the silver samurai!
Spideyshawn - 7/24/2013, 11:56 AM
amc fan event
TelaVizion - 7/24/2013, 11:57 AM
Great movie...
TelaVizion - 7/24/2013, 11:57 AM
Only upset about Harada, but not enough to knock points off the whole movie. Some of the best action scenes of the year.
mcminnjb1990 - 7/24/2013, 11:57 AM
Im going on friday for sure
TheBigBoss917 - 7/24/2013, 11:58 AM
Im gonna watch this so Fox will get my money partly due to watching First Class 2 years ago and expecting shit but getting a gem of a movie, however i feel shitted on from Origins especially after i paid admission after watching that bootleg expecting a different movie. So all in all this movie should make less then Origins because they already lost some trust with their fans
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 11:59 AM
@batz11

And what's that supposed to mean?! lol Ohhhh I get it! Because I'm "black" and I'm hyped to see it you think it'll be all ghetto with babies crying, thugs complaining about the dialogue and girls screaming as they get kissed on the neck by their sex crazed boyfriends behind me? Well guess what...you're right! :)

Jk, all jokes aside I'm near the D.C. area so the theaters here are a mixture of classy and trashy. :)
Luis75 - 7/24/2013, 11:59 AM
The Wolverine has got a good chance of becoming the highest grossing X-men movie to date.
third3ye - 7/24/2013, 12:00 PM
Going 2nd weekend, not in a hurry to see this, at all.
DoubleD - 7/24/2013, 12:02 PM
FRIDAY CANT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH
Giznad - 7/24/2013, 12:03 PM
@batz11, HELLZ YEAH!!!!!!
Rogers - 7/24/2013, 12:04 PM
charlie2094 - 7/24/2013, 12:04 PM
At 76% now :D

Glad it's set to have a solid weekend. Shame its not too big, but I guess after Origins, not being a sequel and such, couldn't expect too much. Hopefully the good reviews will help bring people in. Either way, glad its set to do well enough, considering how both cbm's over last week bombed.
fettastic - 7/24/2013, 12:04 PM
Speaking of Hugh Jackman......you guys REALLY have to watch Movie 43. he has a...well.....an AMAZING role in it.

DON'T ANY OF YOU [frick]ERS SPOIL IT EITHER! it's something you really have to discover for yourself.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/24/2013, 12:04 PM
I'd totally see this, if someone pays for the ticket and popcorn.
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 12:04 PM
@batz11

Likewise my brotha! lol Let's help this film reach to the top!!! :D
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 12:06 PM
@Rogers

DUDE WHAT THE HELL???!!!!!!

Like whyyyyyy?????! I'm not watching the video but you've truly convinced me that this site will be full of spoilers in the next few days...smh
Spideyshawn - 7/24/2013, 12:07 PM
@TheBlackWolverine but of course lol (ps you wont be disappointed by this one)
charlie2094 - 7/24/2013, 12:07 PM
@Rogers

Thanks for sharing that! My local theatre seem quite impatient and turn lights on, comes into to clean up really quick. No way I could've stayed for the Iron Man 3 after credits, luckily in the UK when that was out. Wish more theatres made people aware of these scenes, I know in the cinema I used to go to, the lights remained completely out til the after credits.
Ocelot - 7/24/2013, 12:08 PM
@batz11

fortycals - 7/24/2013, 12:09 PM
@ blackwolvie
I'm from dc to. What lcs do you use, if its big planet, we have probably seen each other before.

Got high hopes for this movie, as a big wolvie fan.
Melkaticox - 7/24/2013, 12:10 PM
Huh...that's pretty good.
This movie may end up being a moderate success. Not as successful as a Marvel Studios (post-Disney) movie, but still pretty good.
Rogers - 7/24/2013, 12:10 PM
@TheBlackWolverine it's just 3 shots from scene, not actual video :D
MrMartinMarvel - 7/24/2013, 12:11 PM
@KingTrav How the hell did you get Big G to let you back on here?
Rogers - 7/24/2013, 12:13 PM
Charlie2094, that's heavy)
TheWolverine08 - 7/24/2013, 12:14 PM
AWESOME news! Definitely going to be seeing this on opening day! Who's with me?
ekrolo2 - 7/24/2013, 12:14 PM
@TheWolverine08

Im going to see it tomorrow :)
TheWolverine08 - 7/24/2013, 12:18 PM
@ekrolo2 Awesome bro! This movie needs all the support it can get!
fortycals - 7/24/2013, 12:18 PM
@monkey
Bmore city, or county, if city I'm truly sorry. Seems like dc is calming down some what, but seems like bmore still heavy with the dope fiends.
ekrolo2 - 7/24/2013, 12:20 PM
Man I hope this movie turns out good, everything Ive heard about it seems like its a breath of fresh air from all the big action extravaganzas of the past couple of years. I mean I like a good explosion and body count as much as the next complete [frick]ing sociopath but I need some different type of action already.
TheBaroness89 - 7/24/2013, 12:21 PM
Saw it yesterday with my boyfriend. Got lucky and won an autographed BluRay X trilogy set. We got free swag and food and Hugh signed autographs for everybody and I literally mean everybody, took pics with everyone. He was great and charming and for that reason and the fact that the movie was actually pretty good- I'll say its an 8.25-8.5 ish- the after credits stinger to DOFP is awesome.
ekrolo2 - 7/24/2013, 12:22 PM
@TheBaroness89

You lucky SOB, I wish I could meet Hugh :(
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