20th Century Fox's Logan is anticipated to make $170m on its opening weekend, according to Deadline. The film, which opens March 3, is expected to gross at least $65m in North America, despite the third Wolverine film being open to a much more limited audience due to seguing from PG-13 to an R rating. The popularity of the Marvel hero has helped it attain a unique record as the widest R-rated release in United States history, with an estimated 4,071 theaters.
If Logan reaches that $65m domestic opening weekend mark, it would put it ahead of 2013's The Wolverine ($53.1m) but behind 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($85m).
Logan currently has a 93% Rotten Tomatoes score from critics, which is the highest-rated film in the franchise's history.