Directed by D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia"), "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is the third installment in franchise that started with "xXx" in 2002 and starred Vin Diesel as an extreme sports athlete who is recruited by the government for a top-secret mission. The second installment, "xXx: State of the Union", was released in 2005 and introduced a new agent, Darius Stone, played by Ice Cube. Cube will also make an appearance in "Return of Xander Cage".
Diesel returns as Xander Cage, who is forced out of his self-imposed exile and embarks on a mission to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. This time he joins forces with a group of like-minded thrill-seekers. Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Kris Wu, Tony Jaa, Rory McCann, Michael Bisping and Toni Collette co-star.
"xXx: Return of Xander Cage" opened in theaters on January 20, 2017 in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. It wasn't well received by critics (42% on Rotten Tomatoes), but moviegoers seemed to like it as CinemaScore gave it an "A-". The film is expected to gross $16–20 million in its opening weekend, although M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" has taken charge at the Friday box-office and looks finish with a $34 million debut, leaving Diesel's action sequel well behind.
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