BOX OFFICE: THE WOLVERINE Finishes Weekend With $53M; Lowest X-MEN Movie Opening Ever
The Wolverine kicked off its North American box office run even softer than expected, meaning that it had not only had the lowest opening ever for an X-Men movie, but also that it's the least successful superhero movie this summer. Read on for details!
So, The Wolverine didn't quite perform as well as many were expecting or hoping (see the Tweets below), but is that really a surprise after 2009's awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine? However, don't write the movie off just yet! The Wolverine has already regained its production budget thanks to a strong opening overseas and should continue to perform well over the next few weeks thanks to strong word of mouth. Even at this early point, it seems highly unlikely that this is the last we've seen of Wolverine...especially as he'll return in next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past! Another solo movie is surely at least being discussed at Fox though. What do you guys think?
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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