R-rated 'Logan' tears up weekend box office with $85.3 million

Hugh Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000's X-Men, his third film.

Hugh Jackman, as Logan, in a scene from "Logan".

Australian superstar Hugh Jackman has revealed that he is a great fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, adding that the cricket team will perform better in the second test match against his home team.

The claws are coming out at movie theaters this weekend, with 20th Century Fox's Logan poised to carve out a spot atop the domestic box office. I've always been proud to be able to write spoiler-free movie reviews, and though this one was more hard than most, I can promise you a spoiler-free review all the way up to the review box at the bottom (there's a small, very vague non-movie kind of spoiler in the fine print at the very very bottom, but there's plenty of warning before that).

Patrick Stewart has a sweet ride in Logan - costar Hugh Jackman's muscular arms. Then there's all those other X-Men movies still to be made that will take place in the '80s and '90s, following the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, in which Wolverine had a small cameo. It is brutal - easily earning its R-rating - but it packs a far more emotional punch than its vicious streak, also earning the title of most devastating comic book movie ever.

Before I Fall started its run at number five with just $5 million, a tough start given its reported $25 million production and marketing budget. As of right now, we have no idea, and it's hopefully a plot point which Deadpool 2, X-Force, or even an X-23 movie will address down the line. "It occurred to me to put them in the most mundane situation I can imagine, which is trapped in a vehicle driving across the country stopping for snacks". Sure, there are references to the other X-Men movies and characters, but it doesn't really have to adhere to any specific rules or continuity because of how it breaks the fourth wall and serves as comic book satire. "We have alternate universes and reinventions of characters".

"Every frame of this film I put everything into, and I owe it to the fans, I'm so grateful to the fans". I didn't make Cop Land and put a post-credit scene in there.

  • Salvatore Jensen