Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally
$FOX, $IMAX, $LGF, $CMCSA
The Shack’ guides faith-based audiences; among Oscar winners, ‘Moonlight’ is shining after its best picture nod, enjoying its biggest weekend to date, as ‘La La Land’ nears $400-M globally.
Logan opened huge overseas, debuting to a near-record $152.5-M from 81 markets for a global launch of $237.8-M. The movie crushed The Lego Batman Movie, which bowed to a meager $3.6-M in China.
Nostalgia, glowing reviews and an A- CinemaScore are no doubt aiding the 20th Century Fox superhero movie.
Logan is another victory for Fox in proving that R-rated superhero films can have “sharp claws”. Logan, the final title in the spinoff Wolverine Trilogy, got the widest release ever for an R-rated title in North America.
The movie skewed heavily male (63%), while 68% of ticket buyers were over the age of 25. Logan did big business in Imax (NYSE:IMAX) theaters ($20.6-M globally) and on premium large-format screens ($12.3-M domestically).
Overseas, Logan opened #1 in 80 markets and is the 3rd-biggest debut for Fox International behind X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Shack, a faith-based film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. The Lionsgate (NYSELGF) pic debuted to $16.1-M from 2,888 theaters, the best showing for a Christian-leaning movie since Heaven Is for Real, audiences bestowed The Shack with an A CinemaScore.
The Shack, exceeding expectations, placed #3 behind Logan and Universal/Blumhouse holdover Get Out, which grossed $26.1 million in its 2nd frame for an impressive domestic box office take of $75.9-M.
The YA adaptation Before I Fall, opened in sixth place with $4.9-M from 2,346 locations. The micro-budgeted film cost less than $5-M to make, and is the first title from Awesomeness Films. Open Road Films is handling distribution duties.
La La Land placed #10 in its 13th weekend with $3-M from 1,411 theaters for a domestic take of $145-M. Overseas, the musical passed the $250-M mark for a global box office of $395-M.
Moonlight enjoyed a big post-Oscar boost. From A24, the art house movie earned $2.5-M for a domestic box office take of $25.4-M. The drama is playing in 1,564 theaters.
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