Logan Tops Weekend Box Office


Taking a page from last year's R-rated "Deadpool" the comic book-driven "X-Men" spin-off "Logan" opened to a huge weekend, earning an $85.3 million in domestic ticket sales over the weekend.

Starring Hugh Jackman as the titular mutant superhero, "Logan" added a gritty texture to otherwise over-the-top genre.

The film, which cost about $100 million to make, opened in 4,071 theaters, a large number for an R-rated film.

The racially conscious horror film "Get Out" held on to #2 over the weekend, adding an estimated $26.1 million for the weekend.

“The Shack,” aimed at religious audiences, also got off to a strong start, with a $16.1 million opening.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 5, are below.

Logan – 20th Century Fox – $237.8M
Get Out – Universal – $26.1M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $22.1M
Dog's Purpose, A – Multiple – $19.1M
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $18.4M
Shack, The – Lionsgate – $16.1M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $14.2M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $14.1M
Sing – Universal – $11.8M
Split – Universal – $10.7M
John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $10.3M
Great Wall, The – Multiple – $10.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 5, are below.

Logan – 20th Century Fox – $85.3M
Get Out – Universal – $26.1M
Shack, The – Lionsgate – $16.1M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $11.7M
Before I Fall – Open Road – $4.9M
John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $4.7M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $3.8M
Great Wall, The – Universal – $3.5M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $3.5M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $3.0M
Fist Fight – Warner Bros. – $2.9M
Moonlight – A24 – $2.5M