Box Office: ‘Glass’ Dominates Mlk Weekend With $47 Million
Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” topped box office charts over 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,” came in slightly behind Universal Pictures’ projections heading into the weekend.
It’s still a solid showing, to be sure, given the movie’s $20 million budget.
But given the cult status of “Unbreakable” and the surprise success of “Split,” industry watchers were anticipating a stronger start for “Glass.”Shyamalan self-financed “Glass,” leaving marketing and distribution to Universal in the States and Buena Vista International for the overseas rollout.The Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday usually sees a number of new offerings, but studios largely sat this
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