PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wolverine has clawed his way to the top.
Logan, an X-Men spinoff superhero sequel starring Hugh Jackman as reluctant superhero Wolverine, earned an estimated $85-million on its opening weekend to capture first place at the box office in runaway style.
That put it well ahead of last weekend’s leader, Get Out, the racially-themed thriller, which dropped to second but still took in $26-million.
The faith-based drama, The Shack, took third with a total of $16-million, while the animated holdover, The LEGO Batman Movie, was fourth with $ 12-million.
And rounding out the top five was the debuting time-loop fantasy, Before I Fall, which earned just under $5-million
Overall, industry-wide totals were, mostly thanks to Logan, well above those of last weekend and last year.