According to Variety, 20th Century Fox is opening The Last Stand at 3,688 theaters, slightly less than the 3,741 for X2. There are no other new major releases this weekend, and The Last Stand's only major competition will come from the second weekend of The Da Vinci Code. Tracking is very strong for the movie, Variety reported, and Fox distribution president Bruce Snyder told the trade he hopes that The Last Stand can in four days match the three-day, $85.6 bow of X2. "We have high hopes for this one," said Hugh Jackman, who stars as Wolverine. "We've worked very hard on these, and I think this is the biggest and best yet." Variety reported that early foreign numbers for X-Men: The Last Stand looked promising, led $2.4 million in France in 756 theatres on Wednesday. In Australia, The Last Stand" launched with $1.1 million at 409 sites on Thursday, 132 percent better than the X2 opening.