This past weekend saw the wide release of Glass.
In first place we, unsurprisingly, have Glass, the follow-up to 2017’s Split. It was the culmination of a franchise that started with Unbreakable back in 2000 and trackers had high hopes this would make big bucks. All in all, it made $40.6 million in its opening weekend just around $500,000 more than its predecessor. It’s not a bad start, especially given its $20 million budget — and this will be financially-successful — but given the hype, it is a bit of a letdown. Critics weren’t too happy with this film, but even audiences seemed lukewarm, resulting in a B CinemaScore (generally anything under a B+ isn’t too great). So will it have longevity? It seems unlikely. However, when all said and done, unless something goes painfully wrong, this will be a profitable film for all involved.
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In second place, we have The Upside, the comedy-drama from Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. It made $15.7 million, just a 23% drop from its opening weekend. This one did hit well with audiences, so I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a few weeks, this one was still outperforming Glass.
In third place, we have Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the latest feature film in the Dragon Ball franchise, which brings back a non-canonical appearance of a long-time favorite Saiyan Broly. The film made $10.7 million in its opening weekend. At least that’s the number from Box Office Mojo. Other trackers have it at $8.7 million, so we’ll have to wait and see which is accurate. Regardless, it seems to be doing well. They’ve been hyping this thing ever since Comic-Con last year, so it’s nice to see all this marketing actually bear fruit for them. Plus, as a big shonen anime and manga fan, I can always get behind moments when these movies bleed into the mainstream.
Comscore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Universal’s Blumhouse production of M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass breaks big across the world taking in $89.1 million in 55 territories including North America where it also took the top spot with $40.586 million. Notably, Paramount’s Bumblebee crossed the $400 million mark worldwide this weekend.”
The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 20, are below:
Glass – Universal – $40.6M
Upside, The – STX Entertainment – $15.7M
Dragon Ball Super: Broly – FUNimation Films – $10.7M
Aquaman – Warner Bros. – $10.3M
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony – $7.3M
Dog’s Way Home, A – Sony – $7.1M
Escape Room – Sony – $5.3M
Mary Poppins Returns – Disney – $5.2M
Bumblebee – Paramount – $4.7M
On the Basis of Sex – Focus Features – $4.0M
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 20, are below:
Glass – Disney – $89.1M
Bumblebee – Paramount Pictures – $25.6M
Aquaman – Warner Bros. – $24.6M
Upside, The – STX – $17.8M
Escape Room – Sony – $14.8M
Dragon Ball Super: Broly – FUNimation Films – $14.0M
Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $13.6M
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony – $12.0M
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Disney – $11.4M
Mary Poppins Returns – Disney – $11.2M
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SOURCES: Box Office Mojo, comScore