As most American’s relax during the three-day MLK weekend, winter storms are slowly blanketing most of the country in snow and ice. While the holiday is usually a boom to the box office during what is normally a slow month for movies, only a few of this week’s films saw a boost overall.
“Glass” took the top spot on the domestic charts this week, making over $40.5M across 3,841 locations. “Glass” was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and the film stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson. “Glass” now boasts the highest opening in the franchise. “Split” opened with $40M back in 2017,and “Unbreakable” had a $30.3M opening in 2000.
STX’s “The Upside” dropped to second-place with a $15.6M weekend, the film remained in 3,320 locations. Now in its second week, “The Upside” has made over $43.9M domestically for the studio. “The Upside” was directed by Neil Burger; the film stars Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman.
The surprise hit of the month so far is “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which made $10.6M over the weekend in just 467 locations. That was enough for the animated feature to take third-place on the domestic charts. The film comes from FUNimation Films.
“Aquaman” dropped to fourth-place overall this weekend, but the film still brought in over $10.3M for Warner Bros. Pictures. Now in the film’s fifth week, the DCEU installment has made over $304M domestically. “Aquaman” was directed by James Wan, the film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe.
Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” remained on the top five for another weekend, bringing in $7.2M across 2,712 locations. Now in its sixth week in theaters, the animated hit has made over $158M for the studio. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, the film features the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailee Steinfeld.
Next week moviegoers will only have two major release to choose from, the family film from Joe Cornish called “The Kid Who Would Be King”, and Steven Knight’s thriller “Serenity” with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke,
Djimon Hounsou, and Diane Lane.