Re: The 'The Wolverine' Box Office Prediction Thread - Part 1
China Box Office: 'The Wolverine' Wins Again, Hits $33 Million
The Hugh Jackman-starring comic book film pulls in another $14.5 million to beat Donnie Yen's "Special ID" for two weeks running.
Late arrival on Chinese screens appears to have done no harm to The Wolverine, with the Japan-set comic book franchise taking $14.5 million in the week to Oct. 27 for a total of $33 million in 11 days.
The movie opened in July in most other markets, which normally gives the pirates in China plenty of time to flood the market with fakes DVDs and downloads, but the appeal of going to the theater to see the Hugh Jackman-starring movie is strong in the world's second biggest market.
"By himself, Hugh Jackman can sell out the Yellow Pages." - Broadway Producer
"It's not just that they don't make 'em like Hugh Jackman anymore - they never did."
"Hugh Jackman cruised in to a roaring crowd oozing more sex appeal then Prince Charming riding a horse called Charisma into the land of Suave."
"Hugh is not supposed to exist. You’re not supposed to be that macho, that tender and that athletic, and be able to sing." - Anne Hathaway