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‘Logan’ claws way to top of box office

LOS ANGELES: The "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" -- starring Hugh Jackman as the metal-clawed, mutant anti-hero Wolverine -- dominated the box office in its opening weekend with a huge $88.4 million, according to data released Monday. Aimed at a more adult audience, it is the first R-rated outing in the "X-Men" franchise, which began in 2000 and has so far clocked up $4.4 billion in box office revenue. More of a blood-spattered road movie than a traditional superhero film, it follows Wolverine/Logan as he undertakes one final…

‘Get Out’ scares off competition to top box office

LOS ANGELES: Jordan Peele's socially conscious horror film "Get Out" scared off the competition to grab the top spot at North American box offices on its debut weekend, industry data showed Monday. Peele's feature directorial debut -- the actor is half of the comedy duo "Kay and Peele" -- follows a young African American (Daniel Kaluuya) who is so nervous about meeting the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams), he fails to realize the menace lurking at their mansion. Generating critical acclaim on top of…

‘Lego Batman’ flies high over ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’

LOS ANGELES: "The Lego Batman Movie" is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President's Day weekend -- nearly matching the combined haul of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The Great Wall." Universal's second weekend of "Fifty Shades" is heading for $24 million at 3,714 sites and its action-fantasy "The Great Wall" was projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 locations for the Friday-Monday period. Lionsgate's second weekend of "John Wick: Chapter 2" is finishing in a solid fourth…

‘Lego Batman’ beats ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at US box office

LOS ANGELES: "The Lego Batman Movie" dominated "Fifty Shades Darker" in a battle of new releases at North American box offices over the weekend, industry data showed on Monday. The Warner Bros spinoff of the "Lego Movie" finished on top with $53 million, against $46.6 million for the second in the steamy franchise based on the novels of E.L. James, box office monitor Exhibitor Relations said. Featuring the voice of Will Arnett as the caped crusader, the new Lego offering is a 3D, computer-generated comedy that follows…