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'Logan' Box Office Weekend Opens Strong; Claws Projections, Competition

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Take one last long look at Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, because this likely the last time you'll see him, despite the opening box office weekend of "Logan" slashing its projections and competition. (Screen grab via YouTube/20th Century Fox)

By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 04:19 PM

The R-rated X-Men spinoff “Logan” had an impressive opening weekend at the box office, taking in $88.3 million in North America and $240.8 million worldwide.

In what has been billed as Hugh Jackman's final "Wolverine" film, "Logan" moves his mutant character into the year 2029 as an old man in which he cares for his ailing mentor, Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and an unexpected young girl (Dafne Keen) and ponders the limits of his own mortality.

Pushing its box office weekend, "Logan" has garnered glowing reviews — 93 percent from Rotten Tomatoes and A-minus from Cinema Score — despite its brutal violence and R-rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jackman himself has said the film will be his last time to play Wolverine.

“Logan” had the largest release of any R-rated movie in North America after last year’s “Deadpool” — another "X-Men" tie-in from 20th Century Fox, proving that R-rated movies can still have big opening weekends.

"Logan" was 30th overall for biggest worldwide opening weekend of a movie, and biggest ever in overseas openings for an R-rated flick, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The movie’s box office take crushed its budget of about $100 million, and Forbes predicted that it may equal “Deadpool”’s total draw of $645 million or possibly break $700 million by the time it leaves theaters.

“Logan” overtook “The Lego Batman Movie” to become the movie with the largest-grossing opening weekend of 2017 so far.

Moviegoers on Twitter were equally satisfied with "Logan"'s success.

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The R-rated X-Men spinoff “Logan” had an impressive opening weekend at the box office, taking in $88.3 million in North America and $240.8 million worldwide.
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