Box Office July 26-28, 2013. The Wolverine premiered in the Number One Spot at the box office with $55 Million. The Conjuring was Second with $22.1 Million. Despicable Me 2 in Third Place with $16 Million for $306.4 Million so far. Turbo was Fourth with $13.3 Million. Grown Ups 2 was Fifth with $11.5 Million for $101.6 Million so far. Red 2, Pacific Rim, The Heat, R.I.P.D., and Fruitvale Station rounded out the top ten respectively.
The Wolverine is a 2013 American-Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character, with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank, and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In the film, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai as well as his inner demons.
McQuarrie was hired to write a screenplay for The Wolverine in August 2009. In October 2010, Darren Aronofsky was hired to direct the film. The project was delayed following Aronofsky’s departure and the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. In June 2011, Mangold was brought on board to replace Aronofsky. Bomback was then hired to rewrite the screenplay in September 2011. The supporting characters were cast in July 2012 with principal photography beginning at the end of the month in New South Wales before moving to Tokyo in August 2012 and back to New South Wales in October 2012. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.
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