M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ wins the weekend box office

Glass

M. Night Shyamalan is back at the top of the weekend box office as Glass knocked The Upside from the top spot. Glass is the sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable and 2017’s Split.

The film brought in $40.6 which is a bit lower than the expected $50 million but still a strong opening and also Shyamalan’s largest opening since his 2004 film The Village. It also just beat out the $40 million opening that Split had a couple years ago.

The film could reach $47 million over the holiday weekend and has already achieved the fourth largest January opening of all-time and is also on pace to deliver the third largest Martin Luther King weekend performance of all-time. The film also brought in $48.5 million internationally for a worldwide opening of over $90 million.

The Upside dropped one spot during its second weekend and only dropped 23 percent. The film brought in $15.7 million and stands right under $45 million domestically. The film is projecting to be close to $20 million over the holiday weekend and has also brought in $4.1 million internationally.

The big surprise of the week is the opening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly which landed in third place with $10.7 million over the weekend and should be approaching $21 million from its Wednesday opening. The film has been having success internationally and the worldwide gross of the film is around $87 million.

Aquaman brought in $10.2 million during its fifth week of release and has crossed $300 million domestically. It is still in fourth place inside the DC Extended Universe and is $20 million behind Suicide Squad. The international gross stands just under $760 million and the worldwide gross is at $1.06 billion. It is only $21 million away from passing The Dark Knight Rises as the highest grossing worldwide release from a DC Comics adaptation.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse rounds out the top five with $7.6 million. The film is approaching $160 million domestically after its sixth weekend. It is quickly approaching Hotel Transylvania 2 and will soon become Sony Animation’s highest grossing domestic release of all-time.

A Dog’s Way Home dropped 36 percent during its second weekend and brought in $7.2 million and the film stands just above $20 million domestically. I stand by the fact that I think this film will reach $40 million domestically.

Mary Poppins Returns is approaching $160 million domestically after five weeks of release. Bumblebee is also approaching $120 million domestically also after five weeks of release. Oscar contenders Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born both have crossed $200 million domestically and should continue to rise after the Oscar nominations announcement on Tuesday.

Escape Room (5.6 million) and On the Basis of Sex ($3.9 million) round out the rest of the top ten.

I think Glass has a great chance to repeat as box office champion as it will face competition from two wide releases including the drama thriller Serenity starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

Weekend Gross by Distributor:

Universal: $42.8 million

Sony Pictures: $20.4 million

STX Entertainment: $15.7 million

Warner Bros.: $14 million

FUNimation: $10.7 million

Disney: $7.5 million

Paramount Pictures: $5 million

Focus Features: $4.2 million

Annapurna Pictures: $3.5 million

20th Century Fox: $2.3 million

Next week’s openings: The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity

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