LOGAN Claws Up Massive Box Office Debut
That sound you hear is Logan slicing up the box office, bub.
Hugh Jackman may have retired as the metal-clawed mutant Wolverine, but the weary X-Man has a lot of life at the box office. The R-rated Logan, which carries a well-deserved 93% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, earned $85.3 million opening weekend at the domestic box office and already stands at $237.8 million worldwide. Jackman’s swan song as Wolverine is brutal, violent, gory and full of “f*cks” – and audiences are eating it up.
Not only is Logan the best movie of the year so far, and one of the best films the comic book movie genre has to offer, it’s the end of an era: Jackman has portrayed Wolverine across nine films since 2000’s X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer. Boasting critical acclaim and an A- CinemaScore, Logan now holds the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie. (Last year, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool became the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time).
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen, Logan is now playing.