The 'The Wolverine' Box Office Prediction Thread - Part 1

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  1. BlackFox

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    Its also good to see TW in the top ten global list for the BO in the year. Its not going to finish there with Thor 2 and Hobbit 2 to come but at least it made it there at some point.
     
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    Do you think it's going to be that big there in Japan
     
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    i suppose the question is why should it be big in japan? because its an american comic book movie set in japan?
     
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    I think mainly because it's basically a Japanese movie. Pretty much the whole movie is about the Japanese culture and their sense of family, honor and traditions. Not to mention it's a 3D movie (even though it wasn't shot that way). Finally, it features several popular Japanese actors/models.

    And here's an example: The Last Samurai. It earned an astonishing $119 million. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=lastsamurai.htm. Much like The Wolverine, it was set in Japan and relied heavily on the Japanese culture and their traditions.
     
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  5. Superhero 101

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    It'd be nice for it to make as much as The Last Samurai but I don't think it can make that much over there maybe 30-50 million max
     
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    The Last Samurai starred Tom Cruise,the most famous actor in the world.If The Wolverinegrosses even one-third of that movie,it would be considered a huge success
     
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    I understand that about Tom Cruise...but The Last Samurai grossed more in Japan than it did in the USA. The subject matter was a key factor.
     
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    Ugh! We're the Millers is close in outgrossing The Wolverine at the domestic box-office, so far that movie earned 100 million and it has really strong legs!
    And Catching Fire, Frozen and maybe Gravity/47 Ronin.
    Not that big. But maybe 20 million big. The first X-Men movie earned 16 million in Japan and with price inflation/3d tickets, who knows.
     
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  9. danoyse

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    Who cares? I heard it was pretty funny.

    The Wolverine's box office is what it is at this point.
     
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  10. psylockolussus

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    Well I prefer if not a lot of movies outgross The Wolverine.

    Would you feel fine about the movie landing outside of the top 20 or top 30 grossing-films in the U.S. this year?
     
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    We all would...but that's gonna happen.
     
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  12. psylockolussus

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    Yeah and I was just expressing my opinion.
     
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  13. BlackFox

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    Wow thats some big figures for TLS in Japan and yeah TW I doubt will come close to that but anything in the 20-30m range would be a great boost to the final TW figure.

    I dont know for sure but it feels like it jas been heavily marketed in Japan so I am sure it will be a success, I hope so anyway.:up:
     
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    First Class got $7,791,919 in Japan. With 3D tickets, the premiere night in Japan, price inflation and all that exposure. I'm sure The Wolverine will at least get 10 million!
     
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    Yeah that's what I think. If Fox really wanted to make some cash they should've done some distribution deal like Universal, have you seen how much Ted has done out there.
     
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  16. Tehmeh

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    Which night it's going to open over there? Still 14th or something like that?

    Anyway, I do think It'll do really well.
     
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    After Japan, and hopefully China, I can see TW passing Origins.
     
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    china may be less interested
     
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  19. JP

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    I don't even think there's a plan to open in China.
     
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    $358,200,000 world wide.

    It's now passed FC and is the 4th highest grossing in this series. I really think Japan can push us passed Origins.
     
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    China release might be coming in October.
     
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  23. Snikt

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    It'll def outgross Origins now. It should be well past $360 million WW after next weekend. And Japan will help push it past $373 million WW
     
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    Sweet do u have a link?
     
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  25. Antihero

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    X-Men Origins:Wolverine -373 million

    The Wolverine has made 358 million and is yet to open in Japan.I think it should cross 373 million.


    I think DOFP should showcase many mutants and their powers.That is my biggest complaint about The Wolverine.That's where X-2 stood out.Not only did it have a strong story but it appealed to the kid inside me that love to see a lot of mutants and a brief of display of their powers.I want to see Wolverine go berserker against a few Sentinels.That would make the movie even better.
     
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