It looks like The Wolverine is shaping up to be a big hit at the box office. According to Fandango, The Wolverine is currently grabbing 51% of today's advance movie ticket sales on Fandango. While it's true that The Wolverine isn't facing much competition from new released, The Wolverine's ticket percentage is still impressive given how many strong movies from previous weeks are still running at the box office.
Unsurprisingly, Fandago also reveals that The Wolverine is the number one movie fans want to see this weekend, scoring a sizable 91 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation buzz indicator.
The Wolverine is also outpacing X-Men: First Class by 39% at the same point in that film's sales cycle. X-Men: First Class made $55 million in its opening weekend back in June 2011. According to a survey of one thousand Wolverine ticket purchasers on Fandango: 91% have seen the previous "X-Men" and "Wolverine" movies, 73% would not want to see a "Wolverine" film without Hugh Jackman in the title role, 70% say the exotic setting has increased their interest in seeing the movie, and a whopping 95% cannot wait to see the follow-up film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014).
Also, an interesting note, Fandango was experiencing temporary technical difficulties when we were compiling this report. Have all the Wolverine fans trying to buy tickets crashed Fandango's servers?