Though it isn’t looking like it will have the opening weekend analysts expected, Universal’s “Glass
” is still doing its job of reviving the box office as it moves out of the holiday season. M. Night Shyamalan
’s latest film made $16 million on Friday, and is currently projected for a 4-day total of $48 million from 3,841 screens on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
While that’s below the $50 million projections set by Universal and well below the $52-65 million projection set by trackers, “Glass” is still on course to post one of the top three highest Mlk weekend openings in box office history. The all-time best opening is the $107.2 million set in 2015 by “American Sniper,” an outlier as that film went on to gross $350 million domestic. No. 2 on the list belongs to Universal’s “Ride Along
,” which had a 4-day opening of $48.6 million in 2015.
The other good bit of news is that opening night audiences didn’t quite reject “Glass” as much as some critics predicted. While the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 35 percent, audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore. By comparison, Shyamalan’s last film, “Split
,” had a 76 percent Rt score and a B+ on CinemaScore. With little competition in the next three weeks, “Glass
” will have a chance to leg out into February having already made back its $20 million production budget.
In second place this weekend is Stx’s “The Upside
,” which is holding remarkably well and is now poised to join the “Bad Moms
” films as one of Stx’s highest grossing films ever. The film added $4.1 million on its second Friday and is expected to drop just 28 percent from its $20.5 million opening with a $14.7 million 3-day/$17.7 4-day weekend total. That would push its domestic cume to $46 million.
In third is WB’s “Aquaman
,” which will cross the $300 million domestic mark in its fifth weekend with a 4-day total of $12.3 million. Completing the top five are two Sony films, “A Dog’s Way Home” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
,” both of which are expected to finish the weekend with a $10-11 million total. “A Dog’s Way Home” is estimated to push its cume to $24.8 million after two weekends, while “Spider-Verse” will see its cume reach $161 million after six weekends.
Outside the top five, Funimation released the shounen anime film “Dragon Ball Super: Broly
” on 470 screens, and is projected to make $9.4 million over four days. Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody
” will cross $200 million domestic after 12 weekends in theaters, adding $2.7 million this weekend from 1,177 screens.
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