THE WOLVERINE reached the top of the Chinese box office chart, bringing in $18.7 million in its first week. This pushed the film’s worldwide total haul towards an impressive $405 million, while also helping 20th Century Fox pass the $2 billion mark in global ticket sales earnings for 2013.
The movie is the top grossing X-Men film in overseas markets, besting 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”. Despite this, it’s shockingly the lowest grossing film in the USA.
Hugh Jackman attended the film’s press conference and premiere in Beijing last week and told reporters that he “honestly [hasn’t] made [the] decision” if he’ll continue playing Wolverine after the next X-Men movie.
“I’ve just finished shooting ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’,” he tells Xinhua. “I’ll make a decision in a little while. There will come a time when I’ll move on [from playing Wolverine]. The fans will want me to move on. Or more importantly, the studio will want me to move on. But right now I’m loving it.”
“[Days of Future Past] is certainly the biggest and the most epic X-men film. It’s a story which is emotionally rich, but intellectually, it’s gonna keep you on your toes. The plot is gonna exceed people’s expectations,” Jackman revealed.