Reinvigorating the superhero genre and receiving praise from both fans and critics alike, the continuing box office success of “Logan” should come as no surprise. Across the globe, the movie has been embraced wholeheartedly by fans, and as a result, Hugh Jackman’s final film as the mutant hero has proven itself monumentally successful, passing $500 million worldwide.
With the movie only in its third week of release, it wouldn’t be shocking if “Logan” continues to set records. According to Box Office Mojo, as of March 20, the movie has accumulated $339 million internationally and $184 million domestically, rounding up to a grand total of $523 million. In short, “Logan” is now the most successful solo Wolverine movie.
Despite the film’s performance, “Deadpool” continues to hold the top spot of Fox’s X-franchise, as it catered to greater audiences with its bawdy humor and lighter tone. While “Logan” could theoretically catch up, the coming weeks will feature movies like “Power Rangers” that’ll likely take away some of the additional revenue “Logan” might have otherwise expected to receive.
Directed by James Mangold, “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.
Now in theaters nationwide, “Logan” stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant.