“Logan” raked in another $10.1 million in its fourth weekend in U.S. theaters, pushing its domestic total past the $200 million milestone.
With $201.5 million, and counting, from the North American box office, the Fox film is the fifth-highest grossing X-Men film, behind “X2,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and the reigning champion “Deadpool.”
After just four weeks of domestic release, “Logan” has already slipped past “Superman Returns” to become the 30th-highest grossing superhero film, and will likely surpass “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in the next several days.
The film, which marks Hugh Jackman’s farewell to Wolverine after 17 years in the role, has earned $345.8 million overseas, for a worldwide haul of just north of $547 million.
“Logan” ended the weekend in fourth place at the U.S. box office. Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued to dominate in its second frame, adding another $88.3 million to its record-setting haul. Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” followed at No. 2 with a distant, but solid, $40.5 million launch, with Sony’s sci-fi thriller “Life” finishing at No. 3 with $12.6 million.
“Logan” is set in the near future, years after the epilogue of 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In it, a weary Logan, whose healing factor is failing, cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
In theaters nationwide, director James Mangold’s “Logan” stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant.