“Logan”, from 20th Century Fox, has easily seized the number one movie spot with an estimated opening weekend of $85 million from 4,071 screens. It has taken the box office by storm and surpassed “The Lego Batman Movie” for the best opening weekend of 2017.
Impressive opening weekend numbers:
The violent R-rated movie has easily beaten its 2013 predecessor, “The Wolverine,” which made $53 million on its opening weekend, as well as the $65 million total set by last year’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” It is now in the same rank as “X-Men” films like 2009’s “Origins: Wolverine” and 2014’s “Days of Future Past,” which had respective opening weekends of $85 and $90 million.
“Logan” has also garnered positive reviews from critics and viewers alike, scoring 93% on Rotten Tomatoes rating and receiving an A- from CinemaScore.
Other box office winners this weekend:
Coming second in the box office is Universal’s “Get Out.” Despite being a horror film and facing a highly anticipated comic book movie, the movie had an impressive $33.4 million opening weekend and an estimated second week total of $24 million, bringing its domestic total to almost $76 million. It has only dropped 26% in its second week, compared to the 2017 hit movie “Split,” which dropped 35%.
The faith-based drama “The Shack,” came in third place, beating trackers’ projections of $12 million to rake in an estimated $16 million from 2,888 screens against a $26 million budget. The movie, starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, has been a success with its target Christian demographic, and got the best opening weekend of any Christian film since 2014’s “Heaven Is For Real,” which made $22.5 million.
Lego Batman” made $11.7 million in its fourth weekend to bring its domestic total to $148.6 million. While “John Wick: Chapter 2” came in fifth with $4.75 million, bringing its domestic total to $83 million.
In sixth place came Open Road’s “Before I Fall,” which made an estimated $4.5 million from 2,346 locations. The film had a budget of $5 million and received a 68% RT rating and a B on CinemaScore.