Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday's Headlines | Weekend Box Office


With much of the industry in Park City, Utah, taking part in the Sundance Film Festival and the rest knee deep in Oscar campaigning, Universal is using this quiet time to own the box office.

"Glass," M. Night Shyamalan's final chapter in his "Unbreakable" trilogy, easily won the domestic box office with an estimated take of $19 million. This is the second straight weekend the movie is at the top the box office.

The movie earned $46.5 million in its opening weekend over the Martin Luther King Jr. three-day weekend last week.

"Glass" had no problem repeating a number one weekend, but compared to the franchise's previous release, 2017's "Split," it didn't have as strong of a hold. "Split" had a $40 million open (also in mid-January) and only had a 36% dip its second weekend with $25.6 million. The movie went on to earn $138 million domestically.

The biggest newcomer in theaters this weekend, Fox's "The Kid Who Would Be King," opened in fourth place with $7.2 million. STX's Kevin Hart dramedy "The Upside" continues to have an impressive box-office run, coming in second place earning $12.2 million over the weekend. The movie now has a total domestic take of $63.1 million.