Logan: Early Box Office Predictions Suggest Big Opening Weekend
Hugh's in the money.
The final Wolverine movie Logan isn't released for two weeks, but early box predictions are already suggesting that it will have a big opening weekend.
As reported by The Wrap, early tracking by box analysts suggest that the film will make between $55-$60 million in its first three days. While this would put it behind the $85 million opening gross for 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, that film was released in the summer, when films tend to perform better.
If Logan does take $60 million, it is an impressive March figure, and ahead of 2014's The Wolverine. That also opened in July and took $55 million.
There has been quite a bit of new publicity for Logan recently. A creepy viral video was revealed this week by director James Mangold, which followed this mysterious black-and-white teaser. In addition, a stylish new retro-themed IMAX poster has also been released.
While it is well known that Logan will be Hugh Jackman's final X-Men movie, there had also been speculation that co-star Patrick Stewart might also be finished with the franchise. However, in a new interview, Stewart suggested he would be interested in playing Professor X in more films. "Hugh has raised the flag that says goodbye. I haven't done that yet," he said.
Logan also stars Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, and Richard E. Grant. It hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
For more, check out GameSpot's recent impressions feature, "Why Logan Is The R-Rated Wolverine Movie We Want."
This story has been updated and corrected.