Hugh Jackman's final performance as Wolverine tore up the box office competition in its opening weekend. Logan opened to a huge $85.3 million box office take over its first three days, making it the biggest opening of 2017 so far. This success for the R-Rated X-Men movie combined with the even larger success of Deadpool last year seems to prove that there is a significant audience for R-rated superhero material.
Logan had a budget of $94 million and is the widest domestic opening for an R-rated film ever. You can see how Logan's opening weekend 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 88.48 ComicBook Composite score, the second-highest ComicBook Composite score of any comic book movie, and a 4.72 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.
Get Out continues going strong and earned another $26.1 million in its second weekend for a second place finish. Get Out's box office total now stands at $35.9 million. Opener The Shack comes in at third place with 16.1 million.
The LEGO Batman Movie placed fourth, earning $11.6 million and bringing its box office total to 148.6 million. John Wick: Chapter 2 landed fifth, earning $4.7 million for a lifetime box office total of $83 million.
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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