'Logan' Box Office Hit: Highest Opening Weekend For Any Wolverine Movie

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The film hit the theaters in India on 3rd March, Friday.

Although the final numbers for the opening weekend of Logan won't be known until Monday, Box Office Mojo projects that this latest outing for Wolverine will take in $85,300,000 between Thursday and Sunday nights. Considering that film cost less than $5 million to make... not a bad opening weekend. Logan strikes a contemplative tone, which sets it apart from the other stand-alone Wolverine films. Box office income could quickly surpass that by this week.

Liev Schreiber - who played the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine - later revealed that he'd be keen on returning as Victor Creed, and had been speaking with Jackman about that very possibility, but as we now know it ultimately came to nothing. In truth, of the movie's deaths, his is the one that you can most see coming, as it's established early on that old age has finally caught up with him, reducing the effectiveness of his healing factor and its ability to fight off not just wounds but also the poisonous nature of the adamantium bonded to his bones. The movie ranks along as one of the best reviewed superhero movies. In part, this was largely because both films had to adhere to a PG-13 rating.

Hugh Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000's X-Men, his third film. This gives the film a grand total of $237,800,000 in box office receipts so far. The movie is already touching $80 million on the USA box office and has garnered good reviews from the critics as well.

The Australian actor is known for his long-running role as Wolverine / Logan in the Marvel Comics superhero franchise, and most recently reprised his famous role in new movie Logan. While Logan earns a living by driving a limousine, getting drunk and getting into fights, Xavier's disintegrating mind compels him to stay sedated in order to keep his colossal psychic powers under control.

It's easy enough to understand where the Logan filmmaker is coming from, but it seems odd to make such an effort to move away from the superhero genre when this movie fits so perfectly into it.

"Logan" is also another R-rated superhero success for Fox, which previous year hit it big with the surprise superhero blockbuster "Deadpool".

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