UPDATED, Wednesday 8:46 AM: Logan‘s Tuesday jumped an estimated 19% over Monday with $8.6 million at 4,071 theaters, sending the James Mangold-directed movie to $104.2M stateside. Together with Logan‘s overseas opening of $159M, the Wolverine trilogy already has shot past the $1 billion mark worldwide.
Among the top-grossing Tuesdays in March, Logan ranks fourth behind Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($12.1M), The Hunger Games ($10.3M), and The Passion of the Christ ($9.2M). Some trackers believe Logan might beat Warner Bros/Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island for the No. 1 spot this weekend — that is if the great ape comes in under $50M over three days and the Wolverine pic sustains a fall that’s less than 50%.
PREVIOUSLY, Tuesday, 7:38 AM: 20th Century Fox’s R-rated Logan is set to cross $100 million today after a solid Monday of $7.15M, which carried Wolverine’s cume to $95.55M.
On average, Monday moviegoing typically eases from Sunday, while Tuesday sees a spike since exhibitors generally offer bargains today. Also helping Logan this week: 19% of all colleges are off on break according to ComScore. In addition to its awesome A- CinemaScore, Logan is the best reviewed X-Men title of all-time at 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, besting the RT of X-Men: Days of Future Past (91% certified fresh) and Deadpool (84% fresh).
After Deadpool ($132.4M), X-Men: The Last Stand ($102.7M), and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($110.6M in four days), Logan is the fourth fastest title in the mutant franchise to cross the century mark.Among R-rated titles crossing $100M, Logan will match Passion of the Christ in crossing the mark in five days, which is faster than Fifty Shades of Grey (6 days) and 300 (8 days).