Hugh Jackman's career playing Wolverine went out with a bang this weekend on a number one debut.
Logan opened with a commanding $85 million, matching the $85 million start for 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine but well ahead of The Wolverine's $53 million start in 2013. The franchise has done well with Jackman in the role, but since the actor has played the character in both the old and new renditions of the cast, he leaves a large hole with no clear successor, should one ever be needed.
The film adaptation of the religious novel The Shack had a moderate start, opening in third place with just $16 million. With names like Sam Worthington and Olivia Spencer attached, and the potential for religious groups to flock, expectations were for a higher debut. Despite that, the movie still fared better than other recent religious releases like War Room and its $11 million start, though The Shack may not show the same staying power as War Room which went on to bank $67 million.
Before I Fall started its run at number five with just $5 million, a tough start given its reported $25 million production and marketing budget.
Get Out enjoyed a solid second weekend, dropping just 20% from last weekend, ending at domestic total of $75 million. It's easily on track for $100 million, a notable mark for any horror movie, but especially one without big names or franchises attached.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
|1.||Logan *||$85,300,000||Total: $85,300,000||
|2.||Get Out||$26,110,695||Total: $75,954,335||
|3.||The Shack *||$16,100,000||Total: $16,100,000||
|4.||The LEGO Batman Movie||$11,650,000||Total: $148,631,801||
|5.||Before I Fall *||$4,948,538||Total: $4,948,538||
|6.||John Wick: Chapter Two||$4,725,000||Total: $82,865,972||
|7.||Hidden Figures||$3,825,000||Total: $158,765,439||
|8.||The Great Wall||$3,507,120||Total: $41,268,425||
|9.||Fifty Shades Darker||$3,484,770||Total: $109,912,085||
|10.||La La Land||$2,975,000||Total: $145,684,362||