Box Office: ‘Glass’ Dominates MLK Weekend With $47 Million


Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” topped box office charts during the Martin Luther King Jr.

holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million.If estimates hold, “Glass” will come in behind “American Sniper” ($107 million) and “Ride Along” ($48 million) as the third-best showing for both January and Mlk holiday weekend.The supernatural thriller, a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split,” arrived slightly behind Universal Pictures’ projections heading into the weekend.

It’s still a solid showing, to be sure, since the movie was produced for just $20 million.

But given the cult status of “Unbreakable” and the surprise box office success of “Split,” industry watchers were anticipating a stronger start for “Glass.” However, middling reviews and a so-so audience reception didn’t help momentum.“Glass” saw James McAvoy reprise his role from “Split,” while Bruce Willis and Samuel L.

Jackson returned as their characters from “Unbreakable.”

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