‘Logan’ tops the weekend US box office

After dazzling critics with his Wolverine swan song, Hugh Jackman has now turned his hand to winning over cinema goers everywhere as Logan has clawed his way to the top of the US box office this week.

The film has enjoyed the biggest opening of the year so far as it made $85.3 million in its debut week in the US – one of the top showings for any R-rated film release in March – and managed to kick Jordan Peele’s low-budget horror film Get Out out of the top spot too.

And it wasn’t just in the US domestic box office that Logan scored big either, earning a global launch total of $237.8 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter, including a $46.2 million debut in China.

Despite losing its place at the top of the box office charts, Get Out still enjoyed another week of impressive box-office sales, earning $26.1 million to end the week in the No.2 spot and take its box office total up to $75.9 million.

And that was still way ahead of this week’s third spot, which marked another debut in the form of the new Christian drama film The Shack.

The film stars Sam Worthington, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and country singer Tim McGraw and debuted to $16.1 million.

The LEGO Batman Movie enjoyed another good week in the box office too, swooping into the fourth place sport after earning another $11.6 million this week, bringing its US box office total to $148.6 million.

And rounding out the top 5 this week with a debut total of $4.9 million was YA adaptation Before I Fall.

The movie is based on the novel by Lauren Oliver and stars Vampire Academy actress Zoey Deutch as a teenager who relives the day of her death over and over until she gets it right.

Check out the March 3-5 box office estimates below:

1. Logan – $85.3 million
2. Get Out – $26.1 million
3. The Shack – $16.1 million
4. The LEGO Batman Movie – $11.7 million
5. Before I Fall – $5 million
6. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $4.7 million
7. Hidden Figures – $3.8 million
8. The Great Wall – $3.5 million
9. Fifty Shades Darker – $3.48 million
10. La La Land – $3 million

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