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).
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?
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