Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine is proving to be the best at what it does, and what it does is dominate the box office.
Logan opened to $33.1 million on Friday, opening in 4,071 location. It is now estimated to earn $80 million in its opening weekend.
If these projections hold then Logan will have the largest opening of 2017 so far, dwarfing the $53 million made by The LEGO Batman Movie in its first three days.
Logan had a budget of $94 million and is the widest domestic opening for an R-rated film ever.
The film currently has an 88.61 ComicBook Composite score, the second-highest ComicBook Composite score of any comic book movie, and a 4.75 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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Get Out continues going strong and is expected to earn another $24 million in its second weekend for a second place finish. Opener The Shack comes in at third while The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 land in fourth and fifth respectively.
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.
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