AUSTRALIA: 'Wolverine' Opens Big as 'The Heat' and 'The Conjuring' Post Strong Holds
on July 31, 2013
Hugh Jackman's latest outing as The Wolverine was met with a warm reception in the actor's home country. The latest installment in the X-Men franchise brought in $5.6 million from its opening weekend in Australia, the highest opening weekend in the series featuring Jackman in the role. Jackman's previous opening weekends in Australia as the clawed superhero included a $4.7 million opening for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, $5.05 million for X-Men: The Last Stand, $3.76 million for X2: X-Men United, and $2.1 million for the original X-Men.
The Heat broke the $10 million mark in Australia with a solid $1.6 million hold in its third week. Australia continues to be The Heat's biggest overseas market. The Conjuring scared up the weekend's highest per-screen average with at $10,681 and a $1.4 million weekend after a terrific hold that saw its grosses drop 9%. The Conjuring $3.7 million has earned in its Australian theatrical run.
Top Ten Films in Australia. July 27-29