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‘Logan,’ ‘Rogue One’ and 8 Other of the Most Successful Movie Spinoffs Ever

GOBankingRates Logo By Dan Ketchum of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Movie spinoffs tend to fall in three categories: The abysmal, the pretty darn solid and the absolutely legendary. In the first category, shameful cash-grabs like "Evan Almighty," "Elektra" and "Son of the Mask" wallow at the bottom of both critical and financial barrels, while mid-tier spin-offs garner critical and fan acclaim paired with respectable box office results — think "Creed" or "Freddy vs. Jason" for example. </p><p>The <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/highest-grossing-movie-spin-offs-sequels-reboots-year/">cream of the spinoff crop</a>, though, tend to be the popcorn-munching crowd-pleasers that give audiences more of what they wanted from the source material, amped up to 11. And when those audiences get that fix, they're willing to pay for it. On March 3rd, Fox hopes to conjure up some of those box office returns and ride the Wolverine wave with "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" — we'll see if Wolvie has what it takes to claw through the current champions. </p><p><strong>Oscars So Rich: <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/oscars-much-last-nights-big-winners-worth/">See How Much the 2017 Academy Award Winners Are Worth</a></strong></p>

Movie spinoffs tend to fall in three categories: The abysmal, the pretty darn solid and the absolutely legendary. In the first category, shameful cash-grabs like "Evan Almighty," "Elektra" and "Son of the Mask" wallow at the bottom of both critical and financial barrels, while mid-tier spin-offs garner critical and fan acclaim paired with respectable box office results — think "Creed" or "Freddy vs. Jason" for example.

The cream of the spinoff crop, though, tend to be the popcorn-munching crowd-pleasers that give audiences more of what they wanted from the source material, amped up to 11. And when those audiences get that fix, they're willing to pay for it. This weekend, Fox hopes to conjure up some of those box office returns and ride the Wolverine wave with "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" — we'll see if Wolvie has what it takes to claw through the current champions. 

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