There’s no argument that Logan was a huge success for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise and a brilliant send off for Hugh Jackman. Now, on top of that, its box office success has translated into an unexpected Marvel Comics reference.
Domestically, Logan grossed $226.3 million at the box office. Internationally, the film made an additional $390.5 million. Logan’s worldwide box office total then stands at approximately $616 million, and 616 just happens to be the numerical designation of Earth Prime in the Marvel multiverse.
For those who aren’t up on Marvel’s multiverse cosmology, the Marvel Universe where most of the monthly adventures of the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Man and the rest take place is just one universe within an infinite sea of other universes. Every time a story includes time travel or alternate reality it's a window into one of those worlds.
Each of those universes has a unique number and/or letter designation. For example, the Ultimate Universe was labeled Earth-1610, while the main Marvel universe is Earth-616, first designated so by Alan Moore in Marvel UK’s Captain Britain stories.
It should be noted that “Old Man Logan,” the Mark Millar and Steve McNiven created story that inspired by the name and some of the aesthetic of Logan, does not take place in the Earth-616 reality, but in the alternate timeline of Earth-807128, though the character of Old Man Logan is now a member of Earth-616’s X-Men following the
In addition to being a fun Easter egg, Logan's box office total also makes it Hugh Jackman's highest-grossing Wolverine movie, the fourth-highest grossing X-Men movie, and the second-highest grossing R-rated comic book adaptation, behind Deadpool.
Logan currently has an 87.61 ComicBook.Com Composite Score, the second highest ComicBook.com Composite Score of any comic book movie. Logan also has a 4.5 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, the highest ComicBook.com User Rating of any comic book movie.
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