There’s still two weeks to go before Hugh Jackman unveils his reportedly final appearance as the X-Men’s Wolverine. But it looks like critics and audiences alike are ready to give the character a huge send-off when Logan debuts March 3.
Early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for Logan so far, according to Rotten Tomatoes, with 60 of the 63 critics surveyed so far giving it a thumbs up. Even more, Forbes reporter Scott Mendelson said the film is eyeing an opening of somewhere in the $60 million range.
That would be less than the opening of Zootopia a year ago, but then again, that animated feature doesn’t carry an R rating like Logan. It would certainly help the X-Men film shoot past Fifty Shades Darker as the highest-grossing film with that rating this year, but still trending far behind Deadpool, which opened to $132.4 million in February 2016 (the biggest opening for an R-rated film ever) on its way to $363.1 million domestically.
Yet, Mendelson revealed his opening weekend prediction was quite conservative.