Cyclone Debbie: Evacuations in Gold Coast, Logan, Beenleigh amid record floods

Isolated falls of 600mm were gauged in 24 hours and winds picked up to a maximum 120kph — the strength of a category one cyclone — as the worst of the low-pressure system passed over the south-east on Thursday evening.

It moved off the coast early Friday morning, but has left a trail of damage and is pushing half a dozen rivers to a major flood level.

The Logan and Albert river catchments are overflowing after isolated falls in the Scenic Rim of 500mm overnight.

'Logan': Another R-rated superhero hit for Fox

"Logan," 20th Century Fox's latest X-Men film, made an estimated $237.8 million at the worldwide box office this weekend. Roughly $85 million of that total came from the North American box office. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as the grizzled and clawed superhero Wolverine.

The North American opening weekend total exceeded industry expectations that it would bring in about $70 million. The haul is even more impressive since the ultra violent film is rated R, rather than the more inclusive PG-13.

'Logan' shows claws in grim X-Men solo outing

"Logan," his latest solo adventure, is an especially grim affair -- a marginally successful movie that carves out a niche closer to Quentin Tarantino than "The Avengers."