But that's not the case for Logan, and for good reason.
The almost three-minute clip that appears after Logan is the first official teaser for Deadpool 2, the sequel to Fox's blockbuster, R-rated superhero movie from previous year. The film also had a surprise new trailer for wacky superhero Deadpool.
The film adaptation of the religious novel The Shack had a moderate start, opening in third place with just $16 million. The No. 4 and 5 spots were taken by The LEGO Batman Movie ($11.6 million) and Open Road's drama Before I Fall ($4.9 million).
Logan premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on February 27.
Mangold has even said that he's mulling converting the movie into black and white, telling one fan last week...
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The film is loaded with handsome lighting and cinematography, in some ways it feels like the old westerns in references in conversation with Laura and Professor X. We expect Logan to ride off in the sunset with the children he rescues, but we are denied that flawless happiness and instead given a bittersweet sacrifice for the future of mutant kind. His erstwhile superhuman regeneration skills have deteriorated because of adamantium poisoning. That's a powerful reflection of our own mortality.
The Middle Kingdom is tops overall, unclenching $46.3M at No. 1 and 33% bigger than X-Men: Days Of Future Past. However, this last one is a drastic change stylistically and thematically. The film is directed and written by James Mangold, who returns after directing 2013's The Wolverine.
The best one was Hugh Jackman.
Ageing fanboys and enthusiasm from critics propelled Logan, an R-rated X-Men spin-off, to a fat US$85.3 million (S$120.3 million) in North American ticket sales over the weekend.
Logan's global gross is now at $152.5 million, giving Logan a worldwide gross of $237.8 million. With a $97 million budget, Jackman will go out on top.