In addition to making $87 million domestically, X-Men Origins: Wolverine earned another $73 million overseas this weekend from 9,234 theaters in 101 markets. The film has already reached $160 million worldwide. Variety reports:
With Fox culminating a massive worldwide promo push, the U.K. led the way with $9.8 million in the best Brit launch this year, followed by $7.4 million in France, $5.7 million in Australia, $5.5 million in Spain, $4.8 million in Brazil, $4 million in Germany, $3.7 million in Russia and $3.5 million in Italy. Fox has postponed the launch of “Wolverine” in Mexico because of the flu outbreak.
Fox said the fourth “X-Men” pic generated the top launch numbers among the franchise entries in many markets. Three years ago, “X-Men: The Last Stand” opened day and date with $76.3 million on its way to cuming $225 million overseas — the seventh highest foreign grosser that year.
Stay tuned for more on the film’s box office in the days to come.