The opening day numbers are in for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and it looks like it will be a positive weekend performance for 20th Century Fox. With the film's midnight performance of $5 million included, the latest comic feature pulled in $35.0 million on 4,099 in its first day of theatrical release.
In comparison to other X-Men debuts, the Friday performance has it in second place behind 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, which pulled in $45.1 million in its first day. Iron Man, which kicked off last summer's blockbuster season, had an opening day performance of $38.7 million.
While we still have to wait until tomorrow's box office report for the weekend estimates, the current forecasts call for an opening tally somewhere between $80-$85 million for its first three days.
You can check out Mania's official review of the film here.