Box Office: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ On Track For Massive $60M Opening, Two Weeks Before Debut
Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” is looking at a huge $60 million opening when it hits theaters on March 3. According to box office analysts, tracking for the film lies in the $55 million to $60 million range, two weeks before the studio’s third standalone “Wolverine” film.
The first film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” opened to $85 million in 2009. Its sequel, “The Wolverine,” debuted to $53 million in 2013. The second film received better critical reviews than the first. “Origins” has a score of 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Wolverine” received a score of 69 percent.
So while “Logan” isn’t looking at an opening number comparable to “Origins,” a $60 million opening is great, especially for a March release. The two previous films opened in the summer.
However, “Logan” isn’t expected to have long legs at the box office, given that Warner Bros.’ “Kong: Skull Island” opens the week after, followed by Disney’s huge live-action film “Beauty and the Beast” on March 17. Those big-budget movies are expected to crush “Logan” in its second and third weekends at the domestic box office.