The Bottom Line: March 3, 2016: Hugh Jackman Hangs Up The Claws

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The Bottom Line: March 3rd, 2016

Quick Takes – After seventeen years and nine movies, Hugh Jackman officially retires from the X-Men franchise with Logan. See how it will do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!

Box Office Top Five

Get Out had a terrific debut with $33.4 million for first place. The Lego Batman Movie dropped to second with $19.3 million while John Wick: Chapter Two stayed in third with $9.4 million. The Great Wall landed in fourth place with $9.2 million and Fifty Shades Darker rounded out the top five with $7.8 million.

Here is a look at a few films that are opening on March 3rd.

Logan (R) 135 mins.

This is it, guys. The X-Men series has had its ups and downs, but we could always rely on Hugh Jackman to be there with his claws drawn. But after a few years of going back and forth on what his last film would be (The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past were both candidates), Logan appears to be a proper finale for the character. The R rating allows the filmmakers to show us Wolverine in a way we’ve never seen before, and it looks like it paid off. Reviews for Logan have been pretty stellar. Many are saying it’s one of the best superhero movies ever made. We’ll see if that’s true, but it’s incredibly exciting either way. This is the only major release this weekend, so expect this to easily take number one at the box office.

The Bottom Line

Logan will certainly take the number one spot this weekend, while Get Out will follow close behind for second. The Lego Batman Movie will take third, and John Wick: Chapter Two will land in fourth. The Great Wall will round out the top five. 

Movies To Look Forward To:

Kong: Skull Island (March 10th)

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Michael Smith

Mike Smith is an avid filmgoer from New York who loves to hear his own voice - luckily his work as a podcaster on FilmBook allows him to do just that. Mike graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in communications, and is ready to dole out critical analysis of all your pop culture fixations. Mike is the host of FilmBookCast and can frequently be seen at his local movie theater, patiently explaining to his friends that Superman Returns is a misunderstood masterpiece.

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