That’s the sound of one movie slicing through all the competition this weekend at the box office. How much will this final franchise film make? Here’s our prediction:
Comic book fans have been eager to see Hugh Jackman cut loose as the Wolverine since he first unsheathed his claws back in 2000. 17 years later, Jackman’s final film as Logan, has been generating rave reviews and huge buzz (it must be noted that this will also be Patrick Stewart’s final appearance as Charles Xavier). With director James Mangold at the helm, who was also behind 2013’s The Wolverine, this take on an Old Man Logan story and the introduction of fan favourite character X-23 is sure to light up the box office, even with its R-rating. Look for Logan to debut in first place with $75 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Get Out will fall to second place with $19.5 million. The Shack, an adaptation of the beloved faith-based novel will debut in third place with $17 million. The LEGO Batman Movie will grab fourth place with $12 million, while John Wick: Chapter Two will close things out in fifth place with $10 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Logan – $75 million
2) Get Out – $19.5 million
3) The Shack – $17 million
4) The LEGO Batman Movie – $12 million
5) John Wick: Chapter Two – $10 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!