Logan has proven to be the best there is at what it does when it comes to the best there is at what he does.
In just its third weekend at the box office, Logan is now the highest grossing movie in Hugh Jackman's Wolverine trilogy, surpassing the lifetime totals of both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine.
Logan earned $17.5 million in its third weekend, bringing its domestic box office total to $184 million. That leaves X-Men Origins: Wolverine as the second highest grossing film with approximately $180 million. The Wolverine earned $132.5 million.
Logan's global total is also the highest of the trilogy at $481 million. The Wolverine is the second-highest grosser in the trilogy worldwide, with approximately $415 million. X-Men Origins: Wolverine earned $373 million worldwide.
Another interesting pattern is that the worldwide box office returns are inverted when compared to each film's budget. Logan had the smallest budget of the trilogy at $97 million. The Wolverine's budget was $120 million. The budget for X-Men Origins: Wolverine was set at $150 million. It goes to show that it take more than just a big budget to make a successful big budget movie.
Logan also had the largest opening weekend box office total of 2017 so far. It is the only film in the Wolverine trilogy to earn an R rating and had the widest release of any R-rated movie in history. You can see how Logan's box office compares to other superhero movies by checking out ComicBook's list of Top Grossing Comic Book Movies.
Logan has garnered near universe critical praise. ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis called Logan "the perfect finale." The film currently has an 88.43 ComicBook Composite score, the second-highest ComicBook Composite score of any comic book movie, and a 4.71 out of 5 user rating, making it the top rated of all comic book movies among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know what you thought of Logan by rating it below.
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In Logan, in the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan is the final performance as Wolverine for Hugh Jackman. Jackman has played Wolverine for 17 years and through nine movies: the original X-Men trilogy, the prequel X-Men trilogy (though two of those appearances were cameos), and the Wolverine trilogy.
Logan also introduces a possible heir to Wolverine's mantle in Laura, a.k.a. X-23, a clone young female clone of Wolverine with his claws, healing factor and fierce fighting skills.
Logan is directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, from a story by Mangold, and also stars Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen.
Logan is now playing in theaters.