Wolverine & Star Trek Outselling Iron Man In Ticket Sales

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

movie ticket sales iron man wolverine star trek 2 Wolverine & Star Trek Outselling Iron Man In Ticket Sales

Remember last year when a then relatively unknown Marvel superhero got his big screen debut? He goes by the alias Iron Man and he earned nearly $100 million at the box-office in his opening weekend.

If ticket pre-sales are any indicator, it’s possible that Wolverine in his solo spin-off origin film may beat Iron Man‘s opening weekend. It doesn’t seem like that leaked, unfinished version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is hampering pre-sales as MovieTickets.com is reporting that it’s currently outselling Iron Man 3-to-1 in ticket sales in the same time frame prior to release.

Surprised? Impressed? Well, that’s not all! J.J. Abrams franchise-saving Star Trek is doing even better than that despite the fact it is being released a week later. Below is the report detailing the advanced ticket numbers:


As of Wednesday, MovieTickets.com is reporting that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is currently outpacing ticket sales for “Iron Man” 3-to-1 at the same point in the sales cycle (nine days prior to the film’s release).

Both films boast release dates during the first weekend in May during the last two years. “X-Men” releases Friday, May 1, 2009. “Iron Man” released in 2008 on Friday, May 2.”


Despite releasing a week later than “X-Men,” “Star Trek” has already sold 25% more advance tickets at MovieTickets.com than “X-Men.”

It seems that the economy sure isn’t affecting the movie business negatively this summer, and that’s a good thing considering the plethora of major summer tent-pole films we’ll be seeing this year.

What do you think of the pre-ticket sales numbers? Do you think they’re a strong indicator of what we’ll see opening weekend in terms of box-office sales? And, more importantly, will you be seeing these two movies? I know I will.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens next Friday, May 1 2009. Star Trek hits theaters the following weekend on May 8th with 7:00pm screenings on May 7th.

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  1. I guess boycott, like Ken J said, would be a better word. I too am a Christian but like Matt and Andy said, this is a work of FICTION. Many Christians I have talked to will not see Harry Potter because of witchcraft but I wonder how many of them watched Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie.

    I tried to levitate someone with my pencil by saying “wingardium leviousa” but nothing happened. I also tried to fix someones glasses by saying “oculous repairem” but only got some really strange looks. :-)

  2. actually I am not all that into seeing star trek. Don’t really like the cast. And I think that the Adams show lost sucks.

  3. I have actually saw the leek the other day and it was very good. I think that most people that didn’t like the movie are the same people that were planing to boycot the movie anyway.

  4. I have actually saw the leek the other day and it was very good. I think that most people that didn’t like the movie are the same people that were planing to boycott the movie anyway. I meant wolverine.

  5. Well, rottentomatoes have it at %100, with 5 reviewers. That’s not saying much because they have Crank 2 at %65, and I thought that movie sucked.

  6. @ John “Kahless” Taylor,

    I saw Wolverine at 100% (right under the sponsored by: X-Men Origins: Wolverine ad too, lol) but it’s only 5 reviews which is meaningless and I think the majority of those are from Australia… possibly a biased sample ;)

    It’s more impressive to see Star Trek at 100% with 14 or so reviews and higher average rating :)

  7. @Rob
    yeah, it’s at %100 with 14 reviews now. Wolvie is looking worse at %53 with 17 reviews.

  8. @ Kahless,

    Now it’s 38%, the worst rated movie of the X-Men films so far :(

    According to reviewers the trend is that each successive X-film by Fox is worse than the previous. Hmmm… sounds like what I’ve been saying all along.

    I’ll be seeing it in a few hours finally and I’ll post my thoughts on Vic’s Review thread.

  9. @Rob
    I just read Vic’s review (thank you Vic) and my expectations for this film is very low. Heck, if I can see Fighting and Crank 2, I can definitely see this. It’s good to see that Trek is still strong at %100.