There was never any doubt that James Mangold’s Logan, the final tale in the Wolverine trilogy, would do well. After it was shown to critics a few weeks ago and then to opened to general audiences on Friday, March 3, it’s been tracking to make a solid $80 million debut. But with its Friday and Saturday gross earnings of $33.1 and $31.3 million respectively, Logan has surpassed expectations and finished the weekend with a phenomenal $88.3 million. Earlier in the weekend, the gross numbers were reflected to be $85 million, but final numbers adjusted up this morning. This makes it the fourth highest-grossing opening for an R-Rated film so far, beating out the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey and Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, and also the best R-Rated March opening. At the global box office, Logan has grossed an estimated $237.8 million, which is quite an impressive feat.
The film marks Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of the iconic Wolverine. Jackman has played the character for seventeen years and throughout six X-Men films and three Wolverine movies. His portrayal of the character also marks one of the longest in superhero history of one person playing the same character. Logan has received a generally positive critical reception and fans alike. For months, it was highly anticipated and it delivered in story and execution.
In second place is Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which was knocked from its number one spot. In its second weekend, it grossed $26.1 million, with $11.6 million pulled in on Friday. This brings the film’s domestic total to $76 million. The faith-based movie, The Shack, starring Octavia Spencer was in third place with $16.1 million. In fourth place is The LEGO Batman Movie, grossing an additional $11.6 million dollar, bringing its domestic total to $148.5 million.
In fifth place is the young adult film adaptation, Before I Fall, which grossed $4.9 million. The film cost $5 million to make and made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It might do even better once its on streaming services.
What did you go to see this weekend? Did you go see Logan? If so, what’d you think? Let us know in the comments!