BOX OFFICE: THE WOLVERINE Opens With $55 Million For A Worldwide Cume Of $141 Million
The Wolverine grossed roughly $30 million less than X-Men Origins: Wolverine in its first weekend; not the best of results, but a good one all the same. It has however already earned its budget back thanks to its performance overseas. We also have updates for you on Pacific Rim and R.I.P.D..
The Wolverine has met the expectations of rival studio estimates by grossing an estimated $55 million at the North American box office this weekend. However, while this may be considerably beneath his last solo outing, these numbers are about the same as X-Men: First Class back in 2011 (and that will be getting a follow-up with next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past). Also below are updates for the other major releases currently battling it out at the crowded summer box office, but unlike the modestly budgeted The Wolverine, most of these are in fact financial flops.
Internationally, The Wolverine earned roughly $86.1 million for a worldwide total of $141.1 million. That easily covers the film's $120 million production budget. It may have come in slightly below expected domestically, but this was actually the strongest opening of all-time for an X-Men movie. This puts the movie on track for a sequel, so stay tuned to CBM for further updates!
Josh Wilding Reviews: THE WOLVERINE; "An Edge Of Your Seat Adrenaline Ride"
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida
Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima as Yukio
Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada
Brian Tee as Noburo Mori
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper
RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2013.
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