FOX's latest entry in their X-Men universe has also been their most critically acclaimed, and James Mangold's Logan continues to rake in considerable box office as it closes out its third week in theaters.
Logan has already earned $184 million domestically and has now added $339 million overseas (via Screen Rant). All totaled the film has surpassed $523 million worldwide, placing it ahead of all other Wolverine entries. Granted, it hasn't surpassed some of its X-Men brethren, but that is most likely the cause of its R-rating, something the other films did not have to contend with.
It's managed to stay in contention in multiplexes, even with films like Kong: Skull Island and Beauty and the Beast taking away screens, and will most likely still do well even with films like Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell coming into theaters.
Logan also took inspiration from Superman, something James Mangold recently revealed about the film. “I think it’s something Neil Gaiman played with so beautifully in the original ‘Sandman:’ these are literally gods but they’re having fraternal squabbles. It’s like ‘Hannah And Her Sisters,’ but with gods. I think that’s humanizing. Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’ was extremely human to me – a different tone to ‘Logan’ by far, but still. Those beautifully-written scenes by Robert Benton between him and Lois Lane on the terrace, the beautiful humanity and simplicity of those scenes, and the lyrical joy of being swept in the air by a god who also happens to have a crush on [her], the contradictions in all of that are beautiful to me.”
Logan currently enjoys an 88.40 score on ComicBook.com's composite rankings, and you can view the official synopsis below.
Logan takes place in the year 2024, where mutant births have become extremely rare. The defenders of mutant kind, the X-Men, are long gone, and the only remains of them are an old and struggling Charles Xavier and a weary Logan. Logan's vaunted healing factor has slowed, and at times doesn't seem to work at all. When a young mutant needs his help, Logan has to unsheathe his claws once more. His job isn't over yet.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan is now playing in theaters.