BOX OFFICE: THE WOLVERINE Claws Its Way To The Top Spot In China
Despite opening across the majority of the world way back in July, James Mangold's The Wolverine has finally been released in China, and a strong $18.7 million opening has led to it becoming the #1 movie there. Hit the jump for further details!
The Wolverine exceeded everyone's expectations when it was released this summer, including dubious fanboys and box office analysts. However, it's recent opening in China of $18.7 million has helped to push 20th Century Fox's global ticket sales past $2 billion this year. It's surprising that the movie - which was positively received by moviegoers and critics alike - did so well, especially as it's likely that pirated copies and illegal downloads have been readily available in China for months now. Hugh Jackman went to the country for the premiere, resulting in a lot of media coverage for the movie, so that may have been a big help ultimately. Regardless, there were 2.96 million admissions for the film in the first week, and this is great news for those hoping that Logan will return for another solo movie with director James Mangold at the helm.
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