Month: July 2013

‘The Wolverine’ opens well but not brilliantly with $55m, still goes to No.1 domestically

The end of July saw the release of just one big new studio movie while a number of Sundance indie favorites expanded nationwide looking to get some late summer love. Although it was the only new wide release, Hugh Jackman’s return as The Wolverine didn’t have quite the same impact as its predecessor, bringing in just $21 million on Friday, including $4 million in Thursday previews, and ending the weekend with an estimated $55 million in 3,924 theaters. Averaging $14,000 per site, that debut is $30 million lower than where X-Men Origins: The Wolverine opened roughly three years ago.