Logan Opens Huge; Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office Revealed
The newest Wolverine movie is off to a very hot start in the US.
[UPDATE] The March 3-5 US box office estimates are now in. Unsurprisingly, Logan won the weekend with a huge $85.3 million opening, marking the best start for a Wolverine movie. It's also the highest opening for an R-rated movie in March and fifth highest overall for an R-rated movie.
Here are the March 3-5 estimates, via Deadline:
- Logan --$85.3 million
- Get Out -- $26.1 million
- The Shack -- $16.1 million
- The Lego Batman Movie -- $11.65 million
- Before I Fall -- $4.9 million
- John Wick: Chapter 2 -- $4.7 million
- Hidden Figures -- $3.8 million
- The Great Wall --$3.5 million
- Fifty Shades Darker --$3.485 million
- La La Land -- $2.975 million
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After a huge Thursday night of previews, Fox's R-rated superhero movie Logan made $33 million at the US box office on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's now on pace to make $80 million for the full weekend, up from a previous estimate of $65 million.
"Logan, following upon the success of last year's daring Deadpool, is another victory for 20th Century Fox in proving that R-rated superhero films can have sharp claws. To boot, it is getting the widest release ever for an R-rated title," THR reported.
The US is just one market for Logan. It also opened in a number of international markets this weekend, including China--the second-largest movie market in the world. According to THR, Logan could make as much as $100 million from international markets this weekend.
We will report back later today with a full roundup of the Top 10 movies at the US box office.
Logan, which is being praised by critics including GameSpot, is the last movie in the series to star Hugh Jackman. Additionally, Patrick Stewart is retiring his Professor X character.
If you're seeing Logan this weekend, you'll also see the first teaser for Deadpool 2.