Last night’s The Wolverine debut of $4 million puts the movie ahead of both World War Z and Pacific Rim in terms of early screenings.
If the opening is any indication of how the movie will do at this weekend’s box office, it’s currently suggested to gross around $65-70 million.
However, if word of mouth pans out like it seemed to do for Pacific Rim, The Wolverine could easily end up with around $45 million.
The previous X-Men movie featuring Wolverine with Origins netted around $85.1 million during its opening weekend.
X-Men: First Class raked in $55.1 million for its own opening weekend.
Currently on the review aggregrate site Rotten Tomatoes, The Wolverine is at 67% among critics with fans giving it an 81% postive rating.
You can read my thoughts (and spoilers) on The Wolverine as well.
The Wolverine is currently in theaters directed by James Mangold starring Hugh Jackman.