‘Wolverine’ Ready to Claw Through Competition


Box office analysts are predicting big things for Fox’s new release The Wolverine this weekend. The Hugh Jackman starrer, which is directed by James Mangold, is expected to have a $65 million weekend domestically.

Set sometime after the events of 2009′s X-Men: The Last Stand, the movie finds Logan leaving as a recluse in the Yukon, but drawn back into the world when a Japanese man he once saved requests to become immortal. The film, which is estimated to have cost somewhere between $110 million and $120 million, features vfx produced by Weta, Iloura, Rising Sun and Shade VFX.

The Wolverine has received a 65% rating on the movie review site RottenTomatoes.com. Animated titles that are continuing to compete for family audiences this weekend are DreamWorks Turbo, Universal’s Despicable Me 2 and Disney’s Monsters University. Then, next Wednesday (July 31), Sony will unleash The Smurfs 2 in theaters as well.

The Wolverine

The Wolverine