‘The Wolverine’ Hits P95-M in PH Weekend Box Office

“The Wolverine” ripped through new box-office highs earning P95 million on its four-day opening weekend in the Philippines and has now seized the Biggest Opening Weekend title for a Fox film all-time and is now the Highest Opening Weekend in the X-Men franchise.

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Hugh Jackman’s 6th donning of the adamantium-clawed hero evidently drew a stronghold of supporters and fans when “The Wolverine” yielded a solid P19 million earn on its opening day (July 25) with a tallied admission of 105, 045 in more than 300 screens in the country. The first opening day figure of “The Wolverine” ebbed down “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’s” hold as the Biggest Opening Day for a Fox film All-Time. Likewise, “The Wolverine’s” opening day box-office also surpassed “Captain America,” “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “X-Men First Class” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.”

The movie’s setting in Japan and Wolverine being vulnerable for the first time amplified the movie’s unique tone encouraging repeat views and positive reviews across the nation. Indestructible as adamantium, “The Wolverine’s” impressive performance on its first 4-day weekend opening clawed in the larger percentage of the market share at 72% over all other films that played on the same week.

“The Wolverine’s” highest opening weekend box-office receipts came from SM Mall of Asia with a gross of P4.9 million. Next top grosser listed is SM Megamall with P4.5 million followed by SM North Edsa/The Block with P4.03 million while Newport (P3.8 M) and Ayala Cinema’s Trinoma (P3.71 M) completed the top five grossing cinemas.

Still included within “The Wolverine’s” top 20 grossing cinemas are Glorietta4 (P3.4 M); Powerplant (P2.7 M); Greenbelt3 (P2.43 M); Gateway Cineplex/Ali Mall (P2.19 M); Theatremall (P2.18 M); Alabang Town Center (P2.08 M); Eastwood (P2.02 M); SM Cebu (P1.9 M); Shang Cineplex (P1.88 M); Robinson’s Galleria (P1.83 M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P1.73 M); Ayala Cebu (P1.62 M); Robinson’s Ermita (P1.61 M); SM Fairview (P1.34 M) and Market!Market! (P1.32 M).

Rediscovering the hero inside and on a perilous journey set in Japan amidst the maze of deceit, betrayal and honor, Logan aka Wolverine will truly come to know the price of a life without end.

“The Wolverine” is a 20th Century Fox offering still showing in cinemas nationwide in 2D and 3D format.

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‘The Wolverine’ Hits P95-M in PH Weekend Box Office

After-Credits in ‘The Wolverine’ Reveals Scenes from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Recent early screenings of “The Wolverine” thrilled fans when it revealed the much talked about scenes after the credits leading to the events of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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Hugh Jackman enthused and confirmed that there is in fact an after-credits teaser, which they consider as the tease of all tease. “There’s a lot of great actors in it, and if you stick around to the end of the credit of The Wolverine, you’re going to get a really nice Easter Egg for what Days of the Future Past has to offer…which we can’t reveal!” says Jackman.

Tormented, embarking on a quest to find meaning in his life, this is Wolverine’s ultimate journey and one which forces him to unleash that unbridled, animalistic ‘berserker’ rage in all its power and ferocity. Directed by James Mangold, “The Wolverine” takes the legendary mutant to Tokyo where Logan/Wolverine is out of his element in Japan and becomes embroiled in a murky and mysterious conspiracy. Battling the fearsome Silver Samurai and other vicious adversaries, he is also searching for meaning in his life and questioning his immortality. Dark and gritty, the action-fueled drama is set after the events of the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand” and was inspired by the storyline from a popular 1982 comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Directed by James Mangold, “The Wolverine” also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee and Svetlana Khodchenkova.

“The Wolverine” opens July 25 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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After-Credits in ‘The Wolverine’ Reveals Scenes from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

‘The Wolverine’ – Train Fight Scene (Video)

The most iconic character in the X-Men universe embarks upon on an epic journey in modern-day Japan in “The Wolverine.” Inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc, Logan (Hugh Jackman), the century-old mutant known to the world as Wolverine, is lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II – and into a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai.

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Director James Mangold embraced the opportunity to take Logan directly into the heart of present-day Japan, which is as full of sleek, high-tech modernity as it is rife with deep traditions and hidden codes of honor. “This story takes Logan into a kind of fever dream of today’s Japan, full of Yakuza, Ninja, Samurai, Industrialist crime, mystery and mysticism,” the director explains.

The Japanese setting allowed director Mangold and Jackman to re-imagine Logan in a fresh guise: as a Rōnin. “In feudal Japan, the Samurai belonged to a master, and a Rōnin is a Samurai who no longer has a master to serve. So, he is a kind of a warrior without a purpose, without a cause,” Mangold explains. “Many of the people who made Logan feel part of a cause are now gone. So, he’s essentially a lost man, capable of doing anything, with no mandate. That’s an iconography that American Westerns and Samurai films share and now we’re bringing a comic book character into it.”

First-time actor Rila Fukushima, plays Yukio – the fiery, sword-wielding bodyguard of Logan. A native of Tokyo, Rila Fukushima says it was Yukio’s colorful intensity that intrigued her. “What interested me were her physicality and her ruthless nature,” she muses.“I was really excited to have the chance to do such strong action sequences– but I also saw great potential for humor with her.”

Fukushima threw herself into the high spirit and trials of the role. “It was an amazing, challenging journey for me,” she says. “I trained with our terrific stunt team, learned all the physical stuff, including sword work, kick-boxing and fighting, and also did lots of weight training. I’d never done anything like this before, but it was great fun.”

Tao Okamoto plays out Mariko’s complicated love story with Logan. Okamoto was drawn to the background of her character as the daughter of a powerful industrialist who was never there for her, and has arranged a marriage for her to a man she does not love. “Mariko could never be a normal woman,” Okamoto observes. “At the start of the story, she is someone very desperate. Then she meets Logan, and she starts to realize what she wants in life, and she begins to change. That transformation was very interesting to me.”

Another powerful and complex woman is brought to life by Svetlana Khodchenkova, who takes on the green-eyed Viper, a cunning and treacherous mutant. Khodchenkova, who hails from Russia, is best known in the West for her recent breakout role in the acclaimed spy story Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as the Soviet operative Irina.

“The Wolverine” in 3D opens July 25 in more than 200 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Check out “The Wolverine’s” heart-stopping action here:

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‘The Wolverine’ – Train Fight Scene (Video)

The Wolverine Banner revealed!

Hugh Jackman stars once again as Logan, alias the Wolverine, in the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise The Wolverine.

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The film, set in Japan, finds Logan reuniting with a figure from his past, who offers him a very special opportunity that could change his life.

Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, and Famke Janssen also star.

The Wolverine premieres July 26.

The Wolverine Banner revealed!

‘The Wolverine’ – Character Posters and Trailer

The latest “The Wolverine” art gives us another look at the villainous Silver Samurai, along with the mysterious Viper and Yukio – using the Japanese brush stroke style.

Viper:

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Silver Samurai:

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Yukio:

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“The Wolverine” is directed by James Mangold from Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie’s screenplay. Starring Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rila Fukushima.

“THE WOLVERINE” (3D) opens this July 25 in theaters nationwide!

Watch the latest trailer here:

‘The Wolverine’ – Character Posters and Trailer