Box Office: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ On Track For Massive $60M Opening, Two Weeks Before Debut

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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.

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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.

 

James Mangold directed the film, reuniting with Jackman following their work on “The Wolverine.” This will be the first R-rated film in the “X-Men” franchise.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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