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411 Box Office Report Glass Rules For Second Weekend With $19 Million

January 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

It was a second week atop the box office for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass. The concluding chapter of the director’s superhero trilogy brought in $19 million in its second frame, down 53% from last weekend’s $40 million start. That’s not a terrible drop for a film that was always expected to be front-loaded as the first blockbuster of 2019. It is, a significantly higher fall-off than Split’s 36% in January of 2017, but the two films were always going to have vastly different box office trajectories. Split came in under the radar and became a surprise success, while Glass was coming in with a lot of hype.

As of now, Glass has $73.6 million domestically and $162.7 million worldwide, both good (if not great) numbers. The film is currently tracking behind Split domestically and will likely finish off with around $115 million to $120 million domestically. On a $20 million budget, the film is an easy money maker for Universal and keeps Shymalan’s comeback going strong from the studios’ standpoint.

The Upside continues to prove itself a crowd-pleaser, as it held onto the #2 spot for a second week. The Kevin Hart/Bryan Cranston dramedy was down a mere 20% to $12.2 million in its third weekend. That brings the Intouchables remake up to $63.1 million domestically and $69.2 million worldwide on a budget of $37.5 million. The film is continuing to defy expectations and as of now is looking like at least $80 million domestically by the end of its run. That should be enough for the film to break even, something that not many were predicting a few weeks ago.

Aquaman was off just 28% in its sixth weekend, raking in another $7.4 million. The film is now sitting at $316.6 million domestically and $1.09 billion worldwide. That latter number makes it the top-grossing film (unadjusted for inflation) in DC movie history, moving past The Dark Knight Rises’ $1.085 billion. In terms of domestic gross it will easily pass Suicide Squad’s $325.1 million and Batman V Superman’s $330.4 million to become the second-best DCEU film at the US box office. All of this boils down to the obvious – that the Jason Momoa-led film is a ridiculous-level hit for Warner Bros. The budget was $160 million.

The Kid Who Would Be King had its opening weekend and performed moderately, nailing down $7.3 million. That’s right around where it was predicted to do. The fantasy adventure film faced a few films in competition for the family market, which countered the fact that critics on the whole have recommended it at an 86% Rotten Tomatoes rating. The opening isn’t enough to ensure this film’s profit, considering the budget was $59 million.

The problem is that 20th Century Fox didn’t do a ton to support this one. The January release meant that it got bowled over by the heavy marketing campaigns for the Oscar contenders, and overall awareness was low. Audiences liked it fairly well, with a B+ CinemaScore that should help it have a small amount of staying power. Overseas numbers are moderate thus far at $3.2 million for a $10.5 million worldwide total. Domestically, it should finish off around $30 million or so.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still kicking at the box office, as it was down just 19% on the strength of an Oscar nomination for $6.2 million. The Sony Animation film is now at $169 million domestically and $338.1 million worldwide against a $90 million budget, making it a profitable venture for the studio and justifying those sequel and spin-off plans. The final domestic take looks to be around $185 million or so, a very good number all in all.

Green Book jumped back into the top ten thanks to its five Oscar nominations and a boost back into wide release, up 150% for a $5.4 million take. The Viggo Mortenson/Mahershala Ali dramedy is defying expectations with $49 million domestically and $59.3 million worldwide against a $23 million budget, and now looks like a box office success after a moderate start. The film is likely to finish off with at least $70 million domestically, which would be a hell of a number considering it started off with just $5.5 million when it opened wide back in November.

A Dog’s Way Home is following the usual trend of dog films with strong legs, down 27% in its third weekend to $5.2 million. The canine adventure film now sits at $30.8 million domestically and $41.3 million worldwide on a budget of $18 million. These are solid numbers for the film, which should finish up its domestic run at around $45 million.

Serenity bombed at the box office, resulting in the lowest opening of Anne Hathaway’s career. The noiresque thriller, which also stars Mathew McConaughey, brought in just $4.8 million. There’s no defense here; this is just an awful start for a star-powered film. Blame it on combination of poor reviews (21% on RT), poor audience reception (a lousy D+), and murky marketing that focused on mood over story. That’s the perfect storm for an underperformer at the box office.

There really isn’t any good news for this one. Thrillers rely more on word of mouth and critical reception than most other genres, and with neither good this is going down in flames. Even a small $25 million budget won’t be enough to bail this out, and Global Road Entertainment is looking at a loss. The domestic take may not even reach $20 million by the time it’s done.

Escape Room eased 24%, very good for a horror film in its fourth weekend, with $4.3 million. The Screen Gems film is providing to be a profitable venture, having racked up $47.9 million domestically and $76.4 million worldwide on a budget of just $9 million. WIth a final domestic take around $55 million likely, this could well see a sequel get developed. Sony has to be happy with their success here.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly closed out the top ten in its second weekend with $3.6 million. The animated film fell an expected 63%, which would be rough for most genres but is pretty par for the course for a fandom-heavy anime film. The film has $29 million domestically — the third-highest anime adaptation domestically behind two Pokemon films — and a remarkable $98.8 million worldwide on at $8.5 million budget.

Glass will likely spend a third week atop the box office next weekend, as only one new film opens wide. That film is the Gina Rodriguez action-thriller Miss Bala, which is targeting around $8 million.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Domestic Numbers)
1. Glass – $19 million ($73.6 million total)
1. The Upside – $12.2 million ($63.1 million total)
3. Aquaman – $7.4 million ($316.6 million total)
4. The Kid Who Would Be King – $7.3 million ($7.3 million total)
5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $6.2 million ($169 million total)
6. Green Book – $5.4 million ($49 million total)
7. A Dog’s Way Home – $5.2 million ($30.8 million total)
8. Serenity – $4.8 million ($4.8 million total)
9. Escape Room – $4.3 million ($47.9 million total)
10. Dragon Ball Super: Broly – $3.6 million ($29 million total)