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"The Wolverine" claws to victory


Date Posted: 30 July 2013


Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) will slice and dice any film that gets in the way.

30 Jul – "The Wolverine" had a strong debut last weekend (25 to 28 July) at the box office, as the film managed to take the top spot in Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S.! The multi-talented Australian hunk Hugh Jackman reprises his role as everyone's favourite adamantium hero in Marvel's follow-up to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", with Logan/Wolverine heading to Japan and becoming embroiled in a conflict there that forces him to confront his own demons.

Despite its successful opening lead, "The Wolverine" opening weekend was a far cry from the last few "X-Men" movies, only grossing USD 53.1 million.

In both Malaysia and Singapore, "Pacific Rim" fell from the top spot to second place, but in Malaysia, third place goes to family-friendly animation "Turbo" by Dreamworks, while in Singapore, third place goes to none other than "Despicable Me 2", which is another family-friendly animated film.


"The Conjuring" is placed second only after "The Wolverine" in the U.S.

In the U.S, "The Wolverine" beat current favourite scream-fest "The Conjuring", directed by James Wan of "Saw" and "Insidious" fame. "The Conjuring" is based upon real case files by Ed and Lorraine Warren about paranormal investigators who help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. "Despicable Me 2" dropped a notch to third place.

Other new movies that opened over the weekend in Malaysia are "Pattathu Yaanai", "Sonna Puriyathu", "Bajatey Raho", "Imaginaerum", "Apartment 1303", "SDU: Special Duties Unit" and "Misteri Bisikan Pontianak".

Other new movies that opened over the weekend in Singapore are "Bajatey Raho", "Disconnect", "Mr Go", "SDU: Sex Duties Unit", and "Before Midnight".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone (25 July - 28 July 2013)

Malaysia
1)The Wolverine
2) Pacific Rim
3) Turbo
4) Red 2     
5) Despicable Me 2
6) SDU: Special Duties Unit
7) Pattathu Yaanai
8) Mariyaan
9) Apartment 1303
10) The Conjuring
Singapore
1)The Wolverine
2) Pacific Rim
3) Despicable Me 2
4) Grown Ups 2
5) Tales From The Dark Part 1
6) Before Midnight
7) Mr Go
8) Disconnect
9) Now You See Me
10) SDU: Sex Duties Unit

 

Writer: Dzamira Dzafri




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