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comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of March 05, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

This weekend saw the release of the hotly-anticipated X-Men film Logan, which is a film that’s set to see off both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart from the franchise they started together back in 2000. Clearly, this was a draw for general audiences domestically. Despite the R rating, the film managed to take in a hefty $85.3 million, proving for the second year in a row that R ratings aren’t a hindrance so long as the film is true to the character.

In second place this week is Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, which thanks to a fantastic reception and good word of mouth, only dropped 21.8 percent in its second weekend, taking in $26.1 million.

In third place is The Shack, another faith-based film coming in at around $16.1 million. Given its $20 million budget, it hasn’t made its money back yet, but it’ll likely do so in the coming weeks.

Now let’s talk about some worldwide figures.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Fox’s Logan starring Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine slices up the competition with a $237.8 million global start with $152 million from 81 international territories combined with a first place $85.3 million debut in North America.”

It is worth noting that based on Logan’s $97 million budget, 20th Century Fox can already call this one a resounding success. Perhaps this second year in a row of them proving the viability of R-rated comic book movies will be exactly what the industry needs to take some extra chances.

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 05, are below.

  1. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $237.8M
  2. Get Out – Universal – $26.1M
  3. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $22.1M
  4. A Dog’s Purpose – Multiple – $19.1M
  5. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $18.4M
  6. Shack, The – n/a – $16.1M
  7. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $14.2M
  8. La La Land – Lionsgate – $14.1M
  9. Sing – Universal – $11.8M
  10. Split – Universal – $10.7M

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 05, are below.

  1. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $85.3M
  2. Get Out – Universal – $26.1M
  3. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $16.1M
  4. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $11.6M
  5. Before I Fall – Open Road – $4.9M
  6. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $4.7M
  7. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $3.8M
  8. Great Wall, The – Universal – $3.5M
  9. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $3.5M
  10. La La Land – Lionsgate – $3M

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SOURCE: comScore