Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Franchise At Worldwide Box Office
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Franchise At Worldwide Box Office (Photo Credit – IMDb)

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is one of the most epic film castings ever. The actor has appeared in multiple movies in that role and is now ready to make a comeback with Deadpool & Wolverine. Besides the X-Men movies, Hugh got his own franchise, and we have brought you the ranking of his Wolverine movies at the worldwide box office.

Hugh appeared in the role for the first time in 2000 with the movie X-Men. It was directed by Bryan Singer. The character of Logan was created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita Sr. Logan is a mutant with enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability, and retractable claws in each hand.

Hugh Jackman’s return in Deadpool & Wolverine was announced way back, increasing everyone’s excitement for the upcoming film. He has appeared in three stand-alone Wolverine movies, earning around $1.4 billion worldwide per The Numbers. Check out the film as per their earnings ranked in the least to best order.

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

It was released in 2009 and focused on Logan’s backstory, how he got his adamantium claws and his memory loss. The film received a lot of negative reviews. We saw Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, aka Merc with a Mouth, for the first time in this film. However, the fans and critics also criticized how the makers misused Ryan’s character. We saw its return in Deadpool 2’s end credit scene, where Wade uses Cable’s device to travel through time and kills that version of himself.

The film was made on an estimated budget of $150 million, earning $85 million on its opening weekend. The film made $374.82 million at the worldwide box office.

2. The Wolverine

It came out in 2013, and the film’s synopsis read, “Lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II, century-old mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of yakuza and samurai. Wolverine is pushed to his physical and emotional brink when he is forced to go on the run with a powerful industrialist’s daughter (Tao Okamoto) and is confronted — for the first time — with the prospect of death. As he struggles to rediscover the hero within himself, he must grapple with powerful foes and the ghosts of his own haunted past.”

The Wolverine’s estimated production budget is about $115 million, but it has the lowest opening weekend collection among the three movies, which is $53.11 million. However, the movie managed to earn $416.45 million worldwide.

1. Logan

Hugh Jackman took retirement from the Wolverine’s role in this film until Deadpool & Wolverine came along. However, it is regarded as one of the best movies in the Wolverine franchise and among the X-Men films. The movie is about a weary Logan who cares for an ailing Professor X at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

It was released in 2017 and was made on a budget of $127 million. It has the highest collections in both domestic and worldwide box office. The film earned $88.41 million on its opening weekend. It made a whopping $614.2 million globally.

In his comic-accurate yellow costume from Deadpool & Wolverine, Hugh Jackman has been all over social media, but he was not shown in the film’s recently released teaser. It is the only movie to release this year. Directed by Shawn Levy, this movie is expected to break the three-year dry spell of Marvel at the box office by achieving the $1 billion milestone.

The film’s teaser was released on February 11 and will be in the theatres on July 26, 2024.

Note: Box office numbers are based on estimates and various sources. Numbers have not been independently verified by Koimoi.

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