Franchises of All Time
The "X-Men" Films
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men (2000) | X2: X-Men United (2003) | X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) | X-Men: First Class (2011) | The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The Wolverine (2013)
Film Plot Summary
Film Notables (Awards, Facts, etc.)
This marked the 6th appearance of Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine/Logan, and Hugh Jackman's second solo turn as the razor-clawed mutant. It was also the first time that X-Men wasn't part of the film's title.
Director James Mangold stated that the film was a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). It was a second spin-off film of Marvel's solo character about the immortal, self-healing, clawed mutant Wolverine.
The Wolverine had the lowest domestic opening of any movie in the X-Men franchise since the 2000 original film, at $53.1 million (domestic). It debuted a full 38% less than X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), which opened at $85.1 million. However, overseas it opened with $86.5 million - the biggest international launch for any X-Men film. As it turned out - it ended with mixed results: of all the X-Men films, it had the lowest domestic revenue total (to date) at $132.6 million, but it also had the highest foreign (only) revenue total at $282.3 million.
This film was set long after all the existing entries in the X-Men series-franchise. The immortal, self-healing mutant traveled to modern-day Japan to say farewell to dying friend Yashida, a wealthy tycoon, and found himself protecting sheltered, rich heiress Mariko (Japanese supermodel Tao Okamoto) from deadly opponents while struggling with his own immortality. The Wolverine fought off two mutant enemies, Marvel's Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), and a host of samurai warriors, ninjas, and yakuza (Japanese mafia members).
The first X-Men film to be released in 3D and IMAX.
With the tagline: "When he's most vulnerable, he's most dangerous."
With a production budget of $120 million, and box-office gross receipts of $132.6 million (domestic) and $414.8 million (worldwide).
Series-Introduction - Index to All Films | Series-Box Office