‘Wolverine’ bags Rs.75 mn in opening weekend in India

June 22nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Hugh Jackman starrer “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, released Friday, has grossed around Rs.75 million ($1.5 million) in its opening weekend in India.
Having already topped the US box office by raking in $160 million in its first weekend and with collections of almost $350 million worldwide so far, “Wolverine” broke the opening record for any Hollywood film in India.

Its collection surpasses hits like “Angels & Demons”, “Fast & Furious”, “The Dark Knight” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, it released in two languages - English and Hindi and grossed more than Rs.20 million on its opening day.

“We’ve had a strong opening for ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ across the country. The audience reaction has been very positive which is helping build great word of mouth for the film as a must see,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India said in a statement released Monday.

Directed by Gavin Hood, it stars Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan, Will. I. M. and Ryan Reynolds apart from Jackman in the lead.

Leading up to the events of the “X-Men” trilogy, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” tells the story of Jimmy Logan’s (Jackman) genesis, his violent and romantic past and his complex relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed (Schreiber).

Logan’s rivalry with Victor leads him to participate in the ominous half-billion dollar ‘Weapon X’ programme making him virtually indestructible, as an adamantium-clawed Wolverine.

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