Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the Wolverine may have been the top box-office draw, but it wasn’t the only success story at the multiplex this weekend.
Out with the old mutants, in with the new.
Warning: There are some mild spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse here.
Box office: The Angry Birds rule the weekend, while Captain America becomes the year’s first billion-dollar movie
Movie franchises are getting increasingly convoluted these days, and the X-Men series is no exception. So, to recap: X-Men: Apocalypse is the ninth film in the X-Men series (counting the Wolverine and Deadpool solo features), the seventh film to have the word “X-Men” in the title, the fourth film in the series to be directed by Bryan Singer (who got the whole thing started sixteen years ago), and the third film to feature the younger cast that was first introduced five years ago in X-Men: First Class.